Gov Ganduje Set to Establish Centre for Hermaphrodites in Kano   

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Gov Ganduje Set to Establish Centre for Hermaphrodites in Kano   
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

The Government of Kano state has expressed readiness to establish a hermaphrodite centre for people with intersex complications in the state.

A statement by the Abba Anwar, spokesman to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said the project would be carried out in collaboration with the TETFund Centre of Excellence of Usman Sanfodiyo University, Sokoto, UDUS.

A hermaphrodite is a person with both male and female sex organs or other sexual characteristics.

According to Anwar, Ganduje made the disclosure on Wednesday during a visit of seven people from the UDUS centre who successfully underwent surgical operations, fully funded by the state government.

The seven people were received at a special session of the State Executive Council, People’s Gazette learnt.

Ganduje was quoted to have said that the state government has commenced institutionalising the process and intervention to establish a similar centre in Kano, in partnership with the Centre of Excellence, Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

He said, “Our concern is always the health and happiness of our people.

“Kano state government was worried when we got information that there was one person with that intersex problem. We also learned that the person needed assistance for a surgical operation.

“We quickly intervened and took the patient to Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. We then ordered a search for other similar cases in the state.

“We got six other cases, whom we also sent to UDUS, Centre of Excellence. Alhamdulillah all of them were successfully operated.”

This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.

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