COVID-19: CACOVID Provides 66 Beds Remodeled Isolation Center in Kano
A coalition of private sector leaders under the umbrella of Coalition Against COVID-19(CACOVID) under the leadership of Alhaji Ali Dangote has officially handed over a renovated and remodeled Abubakar Imam isolation center to Kano state government.
CACOVID was formed in the wake of COVID-19 in Nigeria, with the aim of providing support and complementing the efforts of Nigerian Governments at different level to combat the COVID-19 crisis in the country.
Speaking during the handing over ceremony , a representative of CACOVID Alhaji Abdulkadir Sidi disclosed that the coalition spearheaded by Alhaji Aliko Dangote has spent over N200 million in uplifting the 66 beds facility to a modern standard.
Alhaji Sidi added that the coalition had provided equipment needed at the isolation centre in addition to repainting of the inner and outer spaces of the facility as well as provision of air-conditioning in the rooms.
According to him, the CACOVID also has also established a 300 beds isolation center at Sani Abacha Stadium which will soon be handed over to the state government.
“The coalition has spent over N200 million in renovating, remodeling and equipping the Abubakar Imam Isolation centre in Kano which is dilapidated, as part of the CACOVID complementing efforts of the Nigerian Governments at different level to combat the COVID-19 crisis in Kano state and the country at large,” said Sidi.
The center according to Sidi has sporting facilities and a modern common room for the patient’s use.
Receiving the renovated and remodeled isolation center, Kano state Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje expressed gratitude to Alhaji Aliko Dangote and members of CACAVID for the generosity.
“Surely, Dangote has positively assisted Kano state in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. He was there for us when we need improvement in the testing of the virus by providing a mobile testing facility; he was there for us when needed ambulance and other logistics, and now this remodeled isolation center. Truly, we are indeed very grateful,” said Ganduje.