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The wife of the Kwara State Governor, Dr. Mrs. Olufolake AbdulRazaq has called on the good people of the State to join hands with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to ensure that tuberculosis is eradicated in the State.
Mrs. AbdulRazaq made the call as members of the public were assembled by the Kwara State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Unit of the State Ministry of Health to conclude activities scheduled to mark the 2020 World TB Day in the State.
Health care workers, key stakeholders in public health, representatives of religious bodies and members of the civil society organizations had converged in Ilorin, in compliance with COVID-19 protocols to mark the 2020 World Tuberculosis Day.
Speaking at the occasion, Dr. (Mrs.) AbdulRazaq enjoined the good citizens of Kwara State to help themselves by ensuring that tuberculosis is stamped out of the state at all cost.
“I am honoured to be the one championing the cause of eradicating tuberculosis as the State TB-Champion. It’s great that you do not allow the peculiarity of this period to limit your work, we must make sure we stand together to stop tuberculosis”, the governor’s wife said.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Raji Razaq disclosed that the State Government has invested heavily in the health sector, noting that all hands must be on deck to accomplish and exceed the set targets.
He appreciated the Governor’s wife for her strategic role in ensuring the successful implementation of the activities set out for different components of the health care system in the state.
In his remarks, the Chairman, House Commitee on Health and Environment, Hon. AbdulRazaq Owolabi said the law makers in the 9th Assembly were ready to work and synergise with her Excellency to ensure that we end TB in Kwara State.
The Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee on COVID-19 in the State, Dr. Femi Oladiji, who was the lead Speaker commended the State Government for its investment and impactful strides on the health of the citizens.
He identified the health workers as a major factor in the success story of any health care intervention, especially those aimed at addressing infectious diseases like Tuberculosis and COVID-19.
Falade Gbenga Tayo
Kwara State Ministry of Health.