Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State in North-West Nigeria has approved the reopening of all public and private health training institutions in the state.
The approval is effective from January 18, 2021, a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, said on Friday.
“His Excellency Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has instructed the reopening of all public and private health training institutions across the state following a significant reduction in reported cases of Covid-19,” the statement read in part.
The affected institutions include Schools of Basic/Post Basic Nursing and Midwifery, Schools of Health Technology and School of Hygiene.
Dr. Tsanyawa called on the management of the institutions to ensure strict adherence to the COVID-19 safety protocols.
The training institutions had been shut by the Kano government as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the pandemic.
Kano ranks ninth among the affected states in Nigeria with a total of 2,512 infections, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Nigeria has recorded a total of 105,478 cases of COVID-19. However, 83,830 patients have recovered while 1,405 have died.