No less than 4,400 youths have so far been engaged in Kano State to embark on a house-to-house campaign to ensure behavioural change on handwashing and best hygiene practices to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The Managing Director, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Ibrahim Bichi, made this known in Kano on Tuesday as part of activities to mark World Hand Washing Day in the state.
Bichi, represented by his Director of Planning and Community Mobilisation, Yusuf Abdullahi, said the youths, numbering 100 each from the 44 local government areas would serve as change agents by sensitizing the people on hygiene and sanitation.
He said, “So far, the youths have reached out to 130,000 households; work is still ongoing.
“The MD explained that the programme was designed for the engagement of 100 youths in each of the 774 Local Government areas across the federation.