Ilorin Kwara state Governor AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq has commended the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for its technical support for the state’s medical team.
Governor AbdulRazaq said that NCDC delegation would be leaving the state better prepared to manage COVID-19 and similar cases in the future.
In a letter to the team, Kwara state Chairman, Technical Committee on Covid-19, who is the Deputy Governor of the state Kayode Alabi said: “I write on behalf of His Excellency Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the good people of Kwara State to express our profound appreciation for your noble contribution while in the state particularly in the fight against COVID-19.” NCDC departed the state on Tuesday.
“Your expertise and technical know-how has tremendously improved the state’s healthcare services especially during this crucial time of combating the dreadful COVID-19 pandemic. It is also pertinent to state that the history of the present health challenges will not be complete without your contribution written in gold,” the letter reads.
The NCDC delegation, led by Dr Shuaib Belgore, arrived Kwara a few weeks ago to drill the state’s medical team on the handling of the pandemic, resulting in strengthened capacity and capability of the state to tackle the pandemic.
Also, the state branch of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) hailed the governor for delivering on his words to pay frontline health workers daily allowances in appreciation of their work.
In a statement, NMA state chair Dr Kolade Solagberu said, that AbdulRazaq has fulfilled his promise to pay decent allowances to all the health workers involved in the COVID-19 campaign.
While medical doctors are being paid N25,000 daily, all other categories of health workers in the frontline are getting varying allowances on a daily basis to encourage them to do more.
“This is to appreciate Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who has kept to his words by fulfilling all promises, especially the recently disbursed financial motivations to the Frontline Healthcare workers in Kwara State who are actively involved in facing the COVID-19 challenge in the State,” Dr Solagberu said.
“This is no doubt motivating and an added impetus towards driving the ready spirit of the health workers.
“The Kwara state branch of the Nigerian Medical Association is proud to have you as our Governor at this crucial time and shall sustain our collaborative stance to further break newer grounds for an overall improved health care system in Kwara state.”