• FUGASHUA Partners National Water Resources Institute.

    The National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna, has agreed to collaborate with Federal University, Gashua in Yobe State to end the perennial kidney disease which has claimed so many lives for the past 30 years in Gashua.

    Speaking during a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, the initiator of the research work, Prof. Maimuna Waziri, said some of the known environmental toxins lead and cadmium that are associated with kidney disease, cardiovascular disease and impairment of brain development in children are present in water and irrigated vegetables samples in the locality in excess of the recommended safe limits.

    She said the aim of the research is to assess the level of heavy metal toxins in the environment and to establish a relationship between levels of the environmental pollutant and the burden of kidney diseases in the locality.

    According to her kidney related disease is a serious matter which has claimed so many lives in the last three decades in Gashua community and called on both the University and National Water Resources Institute to collaborate by way of carrying out research in the area to find a lasting solution to the problem that has bedeviled the community.

    The team leader from NWRI Special Assistant (Technical) to the Executive director Dr. Omogbemi Omoloju Yaya, told the Vice Chancellor that the Institute is committed to support the research and come up with a lasting solution to the issue of water related diseases in the community.

    In his remarks the Vice Chancellor, Professor Andrew Haruna, said that the collaboration shows the love the Institute have for the University and the community at large.

    According to him all gratitude goes to Professor Maimuna Waziri the initiator of the research which is aimed at solving the over three decades problem of the community and promised that the university will do all it can to see that the research work see the light of the day.


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