The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives wants both the Federal and State governments to improve on the welfare of nurses in the country as a way of discouraging the current wave of their migration to seek for greener pastures abroad.
The National President of the Association, Michael Nnachi, made the call at a News conference in Kaduna, Northwest of the country on Tuesday.
The President, whose message was delivered by the National Treasurer of the body, Mercy Lanka, said if the issue of health workers’ welfare is not addressed, the health sector in the country will continue to suffer shortage of quality manpower and personnel.
The Kaduna State Chairman of the Association, Ishaku Yakubu, appealed to the state government to beef up security in rural communities, to enable health workers discharge their duties to the people without putting their lives on the line.
The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives restates that it will continue to protect the interests of its members across the country.
(Editor: Ken Eseni)