The state Chairman of the association, Mrs Lami Aminu, commented the state government in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yola Saturday.
Aminu said that the Thursday’s approval by Gov. Muhammadu Bindow for the recruitment of the nurses and midwives was a big relief to the association.
“It’s a dream come true. As a union, we have complained severally to the government on the shortage of nurses and midwives in hospitals.
“We have compiled lists of applicants and sent to the government. Over the years, many of our members had retired and some had died without replacement.
“Presently, nurses and midwives are being over worked; you will see a single nurse managing a whole facility during a shift particularly during evening and night duties,” Aminu said.
She also lauded the state government for ensuring prompt payment of nurses and midwives salaries.
“The governor has been very magnanimous to us; all our salary arrears and allowances had been paid except the increment for those promoted who we have been assured will soon be addressed.”
The chairman urged nurses and midwives in the state to be more dedicated to duty in line with the calling of ” the noble and caring profession”.
She also lauded the emergence of a nurse from the state, Thomas Shettima, as the General Secretary of the NANNM, and assured him of the full support and cooperation of the state branch to succeed in the national assignment.