NGO trains over 26,000 cholera sanitary guards in Jigawa 

A non-governmental organisation, Baba Azumi Foundation, has trained over 26,000 cholera sanitary guards in three local government areas of Jigawa state, who will be monitoring the disease outbreak within the communities.

Addressing reporters, Tuesday in Dutse, the executive director of the NGO, Barrister Aisha Suleiman Jahun, said about 90 people were also trained on “disaster risk reduction” in the three local government areas.

Aisha explained that the 26,000 trained sanitary guards would put an eagle eye on the situation in three local government areas of Miga, Kaugama and Gwiwa against any unforeseen outbreak of cholera.

She also said the 90 trained on disaster risk reduction include community volunteers, women association, drivers, Achaba, butchers and fishermen associations as well as food vendors.

She further stressed that in Kaugama, over 1,600 workers were trained in 20 communities of the LGA while 5,898 workers were trained in 20 communities of Miga LGA, and 1,115 also trained in 20 communities of Gwiwa LGA.

“The most important aspect of it all, there was no single report of cholera outbreak in these LGAs and Baba Azumi Foundation will continue to do its best to enlighten the populace, “she said.