From Dalah Lawan
Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni said the state government would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the famous United Kingdom Research institutions, to commence research on the rampant Kidney failure in some parts of the state.
According to the statement made available by his media aide Mamman Mohammed, Governor Buni stated this in London after concluding his visit to the famous York University, Crick Research Institute, London School of Hygiene, the London University College, and the University of Sussex for partnership in research and training.
The governor, who met with renowned epidemiologists and researchers, agreed to investigate the remote causes of kidney failure among communities on the banks of River Yobe.
“We have heard very fruitful discussions that raise our hope to find solutions to this health menace, as well as to promote research and training in the state.
“We will sign the MoU to define our levels of commitment to commence the partnerships,” Governor Buni assured.
He explained that although it is capital extensive,” we are determined to partner and find international funders to support us in finding a lasting solution to this problem and save our people.”
The governor further said the research and training programmes will attract economic gains to the state.
“We are committed to creating a research and training hub at the Biomedical Research and Training Center of the Yobe State University.
“The research center will serve us locally, provide quality training to scientists, and attract researchers and scientists from across Nigeria and Africa.
In a strategic, and separate meeting with Prof. Neil Pearce, the internationally celebrated Professor of Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene, and Prof. Ben Caplin, Professor of Nephrology, at University College London,
Prof. Jonathan Stoye, Principal at Leader, international Activities of the famous Francis Crick Research Institute, London, agreed to partner Yobe state government in its quest to fight the disease and promote, research and training in the state.