15th August, 2011
On the heels of the recent commencement of compensation payments to successful claimants in the Trovan settlement process in Kano, the civil society group, Mens Sana, has commended the Meningitis Board for keeping faith with its promises.
In a press release signed by its National Coordinator, Hajiya Muslima Kadi, the organization noted with satisfaction that the orderly process of DNA verification followed by actual payment of compensation in line with the settlement terms was indicative of the determination of all those involved to work together for amicable conclusion of the settlement process.
It observed that the decision on who qualifies for compensation and the level of financial succor was that of the Board and not that of Pfizer or Kano State Government.
According to Hajiya Kadi, Ã¢â‚¬Å“having monitored the Trovan saga from the beginning, we are delighted that both the process of compensation payment and the construction of the Healthcare medical complex in Kano are on course and we congratulate all concerned.
Hajiya Kadi said further that the fact that the first set of payments was coming in the holy month of Ramadan was a good omen for the people