Kano Government Establishes Clinic for Pilgrims in Makkah

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Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf

In an effort to provide adequate medical care to its pilgrims, the Kano State Government has established clinics in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The clinics, which are aimed at complementing the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) clinic, will provide required medical attention to the state’s pilgrims.

The State Amirul Hajj and Deputy Governor of Kano State, Comrade Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, is scheduled to visit the clinic immediately upon his arrival from Madinah to assess the level of commitment of the state pilgrim board to the pilgrims.

Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu, The Head of Media Team for Kano State Pilgrims and also the Deputy Governor’s Spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement circulated to journalists.

According to Ibrahim, he said the Coordinator of Health Matters for the State Pilgrims Board, Hajiya Binta Yusuf revealed that approval has been given for the clinics, which will operate in House Number 5 in Makkah.

“NAHCON officials have visited the site and given their approval for the clinic to operate” She noted.

Binta noted that, recall, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf had earlier sponsored a team of 11 health professionals, led by Professor Abdurrahman Abbas Sheshe, to provide medical care to the state’s intending pilgrims.

Adding that establishment of the clinics is a further demonstration of the state government’s commitment to the welfare of its citizens.

She noted that Kano is the only state in Nigeria that NAHCON approved to open the clinic for its pilgrims in Makkah.