Concerned with the growing cases of kidney failures affecting citizens, Borno state has tasked foremost science researchers to submit proposals for investigation into the causes of prevalence in some parts of the state. The researchers will focus on water, environment and other possible causes.
The invitation, which appears to be a declaration of war against rampant kidney failures, followed a directive issued by the state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum during his visit to a kidney dialysis centre at the specialist hospital, Maiduguri in December 2019.
He had during that visit ordered the state ministry of health to commence free dialysis for patients as against the practice of charging N30,000 for periodic session that is sometimes done weekly.
Commissioner for science, technology and innovation, Dr Babagana Mustapha Mallambe announced invitation to the science researchers confirming that the state government is ready to fund based on Governor Zulum’s directive.
The Governor had in December asked the ministry of science to coordinate the research working with ministries of health and water resources.