The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed that 18 rooms and eight toilets were razed in Wednesday night fire at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kano.
Alhaji Saidu Muhammed, Public Relations Officer of the Service, confirmed the incident in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Thursday in Kano.
Muhammed said that the Service received a distressed call from one Ibrahim Bashir of fire outbreak at a students’ hostel in the school.
He said the fire started at about 6:37 p.m. gutted upper floor of the building destroying 18 rooms and eight toilets.
The spokesman said that a team of fire fighters were deployed to the scene who extinguished the fire, adding that there were no casualties in the incident.
Muhammad enjoined residents to keep fire buckets, blankets and extinguishers at home to curtail fire incident.
He added that the cause of the fire is being investigated. (NAN)
- 800,000 Babies Die Due To Poor Breastfeeding Yearly– Health Commissioner
The Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Oyebanji Filani, has disclosed that no fewer than 800,000 babies die of poor breastfeeding annually across the globe.
Oyebanji stated that poor breastfeeding was largely responsible for high infant mortality in Nigeria, which he said was being gradually checkmated due to the advent of exclusive breastfeeding and improved medical practices.
Filani spoke in Ado Ekiti on Thursday at a press parley commemorating the 2020 edition of breastfeeding week in Ekiti State.
The Commissioner said Ekiti was rated as having 55.4 percent compliance with the first six months exclusive breastfeeding in 2019, saying the improvement in Ekiti was due to the proactive action taken by Governor Kayode Fayemi to increase sensitization in the state.
“Findings have shown that investing in breastfeeding will prevent 13 percent of child deaths and morbidity if 90 percent of mothers exclusively breastfeed their infants for the first six months of life.