Researchers and Academicians have converged at the Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano to look into the challenges left behind by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The event is themed “Addressing the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic through social and management sciences research” as part of annual conference organised by the Faculty of social and management sciences of the University.
While giving his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano Professor Mukhtar Atiku Kurawa appreciates the effort of the Faculty management and the wise choice of the topic of discussion being one of the major issue that has affected communities and yet to recover from.
He added that the need for the research is not only for academic consumption but also economic advancement due to it’s importance for most communities affected.
Speaking on behalf of Kano state government, the Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji assures government support and pledge to be a party to all initiatives and issues resolved from the conference by taking it forward for the development of the state and upliftment of researchers.
He further call on researchers to do justice to the theme and work hard to bring out solutions to promote in-house research.
“We have to do our own research, we have to find the solutions ourselves and i hope we have the answers to our findings,” he added.
Exploiting out to the fore, delivering an engaging and interactive lecture, the keynote speaker, Professor Muhammad Kabir spoke on the basic facts on Covid-19 disease, initial response to the pandemic in Nigeria, issues surrounding the pandemic that are beyond medical and health problem only and scientific research needed to confront problems.
“We are looking into the economic effects it has on social wellbeing to bring majors that can be adapted.
“You know, it did not have only medical issue, so many issues, the economy has suffered, jobs have been lost and people are not getting money all because of Covid-19. It has affected every aspect of livelihood. So, we are here today to foster ways possible to tackle the situation”.