By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna
The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe on Monday admonished VVF patients to utilise the skills acquisition they have acquired for their betterment.
Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, expressed this when she commissioned the Skills Acquisition Unit at the VVF Treatment Center of Gambo Sawaba Hospital in Zaria.
Vesicovaginal fistula, or VVF, is an abnormal fistulous tract extending between the bladder (vesica) and the vagina that allows the continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vaginal vault.
According to her, it’s very important that the state government is interested in developing human capital in Kaduna, as they lay so much emphasis on health, education, skills acquisition and talents, government will continue to do more to maintain this and even do better on skills acquisition and most especially enrol them into schools not to only get skills, but with the skills, they can compete anywhere as education in Kaduna is free.
She noted that there are opportunities to go to school, not only to get this skills
“This is a very good start that people will understand that this people deserve special treatment.”
Speaking on what motivates her, she said the condition of the patients and the stigma that they suffer.
“You will feel like doing something, it is an obligation to us as government to meet with needs of people that are suffering within the society.”
On her part the VVF Ambassador, Hajiya Aisha Ummi el-Rufai was very impressed about the development the state government has taken to support the vulnerable in the society.
At the event, the Deputy Governor, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe and Commissioner for Health, Amina Baloni toured the recently renovated Skills Acquisition Unit at the VVF treatment center of Gambo Sawaba Hospital renovated by the Kaduna State Ministry of Health.
Also present was the wife of the governor and VVF Ambassador, Aisha Ummi el-Rufai, Honorable Chairman of Zaria Local Government Council, Aliyu Idris Ibrahim.