The federal government has Reaffirmed it’s Commitment in providing the needed training to women engaged in small and medium business especially food related items aimed at Enhancing their Capacity on good hygiene geared towards Curtailing the spread of Communicable Diseases.
The Minister of State for Environment Sharon Ikeazor stated this during the distribution of certificates and starter packs to 500 women and youths who were trained on Hygiene knowledge and Application in and Around their Environment in Kano senatorial Zone,held in Kano.
The Minister who was represented by the Registrar chief Executive of the Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) Dr Baba Yakubu Mohamamed said the aim of the training was to build the capacity of food vendors in Kano State good Hygienic measures needed to be implored in Address the Spread of Communicable Diseases in the State.
He said the identified food vendors includes Akra sellers, tea Sellers and other related small scale businesses aimed at Addressing the challenge of Selling contaminated food to the people.
“The vehicle for Cholera transmission is through contaminated food, so the essence of the training is to build the Capacity of this identified food vendors ,because this people plays a major role in bringing food to table of an ordinary citizen in Kano, so with this training and support the spread of Communicable Diseases would highly be reduced “.
Dr Baba Yakubu noted that the Starter kits distributed to the trained women and youths was in line with the federal Ministry of Enviroment’s in reducing the usage of fire woods ,reducing the immunination of carbon two in the air as well as addressing the challenges of Climate change.
In a remark ,senator Ibrahim Shekarau, representing Kano Central said the gesture was aimed at building the capacity of Kano people on modalities of addressing the Spread of Communicable Diseases.
“This training and support would go along way in reducing diseases associated with respiratory track , professionals have identified firewood heat as one of the major causes of respiratory track diseases”
Over five hundred women and youths selected from Kano central Senatorial District benefitted from the Gesture.
Starter packs and token of twenty thousand naira each were distributed to the Beneficiaries.