Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State said the state government would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with some United Kingdom research institutions to commence research on the rampant kidney failure in some parts of the state.
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 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 had very fruitful discussions that raise our hope on finding solutions to this health menace, as well as to promote research and training in the state,” he said.
“We will sign the MoU to define our level of commitment to commence the partnerships,” Governor Buni assured.
He explained that although it is capital intensive, the government is determined to partner and find international funders to support them find a lasting solution to this problem and save our people.
The governor further said the research and training programmes would attract economic gains to the state.