The Kano State government on Sunday commended the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for its prompt response and support to the victims of the Friday bomb blast.
The Commissioner for Health, Abubakar Labaran, gave the commendation in Kano when NEMA’s Director-General, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Sidi, visited victims of the blast at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano.
‘’I want to use this opportunity to thank you for the support we have received from you so far.
‘’We still have many victims on admission in our hospitals but essentially we need emergency drugs and other consumables, which have since been exhausted.
‘’We have 48 victims in this hospital, we have some at Nasarawa, Dala Orthopaedic and Aminu Kano Teaching hospitals.
‘’We are able to contain casualties and most of the dead ones. So the situation is calm now,’’ he said.
The commissioner also the general public for coming to donate blood since the incident happened.
‘’We called on members of the public to come and donate blood and thank God people have responded positively,’’ Labaran said.
Earlier, the Director-General of the agency who was represented by the Director, Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Otegbede Charles, said he was in Kano to assess the situation.
‘’The director-general mandated me to come and meet with the state government officials on what the agency can do to further alleviate the sufferings of the victims currently on admission.
He condoled with the government and people of Kano over the unfortunate incident.
NAN reports that the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, had also paid a similar visit to the victims at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital.
The Emir returned to the country on Saturday after getting the news of the bomb blast which occurred at the Central Mosque at his palace.
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