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Japa: Don’t hinder nurses from global opportunities — Peter Obi urges NMCN

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2024
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The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi, has identified with nurses following a circular by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), that applicants seeking the verification of certificates to foreign nursing boards and councils must possess two-year post qualification experience.

Obi urged the NMCN to reverse their recent student conditions for the nursing personnel working overseas, adding that nurses should not be denied global employment.

He said: “I’m urging the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) to reverse their recent conditions of our nursing personnel working overseas. We cannot restrict our young ones the opportunities of global employment that is readily available.

“Today, Nigeria has the third most wanted nurses globally. And they should be allowed to see the opportunities that are global for them.

“What we should do as a nation is, since we have these young ones that are productive, and everything is to invest more in the colleges of nursing sciences all over Nigeria in every local government, produce more, ensure that we give them the fastest support to get job globally and become a brand we should celebrate because they are the one that are going to invest in Nigeria.

“Through their remittances and everything we would generate the required foreign exchange for our businesses. So we need to invest more in them. That investment is what is critical

“So please reverse these conditions and support them. And our government should go round and support all the school of nursing, college of nursing that is all over Nigeria.”

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