Sokoto pledges continuous re-engagement of retired nurses
SOKOTO State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has promised to continue to re-engage retired nurses to complement those in service.
Tambuwal made the promise at the opening of the Quadrennial State Delegates Conference of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) in Sokoto.
He also promised to prioritise training and retraining of all categories of medical professionals.
Tambuwal, represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Shehu Kakale, promised to continue to accord top priority to the welfare and job security of all health workers in the state.
He called for sustained discipline, hard work and dedication from them and promised to provide a plot of land for the association to build its permanent state secretariat.
He commended the existing cordial relations between the state government and the association.
Tambuwal described Sokoto State as the “home of nurses,” boasting of over 1,000 nurses at various levels of healthcare.
The National President of the association, Mr. Alani Adeniji, advocated for unity of members nationwide, adding, “we must avoid all things capable of interfering with our unity.”
The outgoing state Chairman of the association, Mr. Aminu Umar, called for the recruitment of more personnel in the health sector.
The theme of the conference is: “Nursing Education: Prospect and Challenges in Nigeria.”
Meanwhile, the state government has given out N2.25 million as reward to the three cleanest communities in Sokoto metropolis and its environs.
This is to fulfil Governor Aminu Tambuwal’s promise when he inaugurated the Special End-of-month Environmental Sanitation in October.
A statement signed by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Imam Imam, said the N1 million top prize was claimed by Zone One, made up of Nigerian Army’s Giwa Barracks, Old Airport road, Offa road and Dambuwa areas.
The second prize of N750,000 was claimed by Zone Three made up of Sultan Palace, Gidan Haki and Kofar Atiku, while the third prize of N500,000 was won by Zone 10 which comprises Mabera, Mana, Salame and Ali Akilu roads.
The statement said the winning districts were presented with their monetary prizes, trophies and certificates by the governor.
Tambuwal commended the zones for the enthusiasm shown during the exercise.
The statement also quoted him as stressing the need to keep the environment clean and that it should not end with collection of the money.
He said the government introduced the prize as a way of encouraging residents to double their efforts at keeping their communities clean.
It said, “Government will continue to monitor all areas to ensure that the tempo is maintained.”
Tambuwal also announced that henceforth, government will introduce cleanliness competition among public and private primary and secondary schools in the state.