By Fasilat Lawal

In view of the country’s population growth, It is essential that more nurses be engaged, and their work conditions be improved, hence the need for more of them in the health sector. 

Chairman, of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, UCH unit Mrs. Olufunmilola Faminu stated this on the occasion to mark this year’s International Nurses Day.

Mrs Faminu explained that nurses including other health workers faced numerous challenges including shortage of staff, poor working conditions, and insecurity, which has led to brain drain leading to the available hands being overstretched

Also, the Chairman of, the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, UCH, who spoke on the theme “Our Nurses Our Future” called on the government to put strong measures in place to address the health challenges in the country, and also improve the welfare of Nurses.

Speaking with Radio Nigeria some residents of Ibadan expressed the desire for quality healthcare services from nurses as well as dedication in the discharge of their duties.

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