Monday, 26 October 2015

Impending shortage of Nurses in Nigeria

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwifery has warned against what it called imminent shortage of qualified nurses in federal government-owned health-care facilities if urgent steps are not taken to recruit trained nurses to fill existing vacancies.

Speaking when he led national executives of the association to the office of the Chief of Staff to the Ekiti State governor, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, the president of the association,

Alhaji Alani Adeniji, noted that the federal government has less than 20,000 nurses on its payroll.

He added that over 25 per cent of the figure would attain the mandatory retirement age within the next two years and therefore disengage from active service.

Adeniji described the situation as critical, stressing the need for government's urgent intervention to ameliorate the bad situation.

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