Nasarawa Assembly advocates take-off of College of Nursing and Midwifery in Lafia | The Guardian Nigeria News

The Nasarawa State Assembly Health Committee has advocated the immediate take-off of the College of Nursing and Midwifery in Lafia.

Mr. Labaran Shafa, the chairman of the committee, made the call in Lafia on Friday, when the management of the Lafia School of Nursing and Midwifery appeared before the committee on the execution of its 2022 budget.

The committee said the institution would train and produce more health personnel and improve the efficiency of the state health sector.

Shafa, who is the member representing Toto/Gadabuke constituency, said a bill to upgrade the school to a College of Nursing and Midwifery has since been passed by the legislature. ‘State.

“It was endorsed by Governor Abdullahi Sule, hence the need for the committee’s call for it to meet the purpose of the very important law passed by the House,” he said.

He ensured the committee’s continued determination to support health agencies and the executive to succeed.

“We will continue to support you given the importance of health education for the state and society in general

“A rich nation is a healthy nation,” he said.

He praised the school management for improving its revenue generation.

The President also commended the Governor for giving adequate attention to the health sector and called for its sustenance.

Earlier, the principal of the health school, Mr. Zari Solomon, appreciated the assembly for passing a bill for upgrading the school to college status.

He also praised the governor for emphasizing the school-to-college upgrade bill.

The principal, however, said some major challenges at the school included insufficient fund releases and renovation of structures.

The leadership of Keffi College of Health, Science and Technology, led by its provost, Dr. Suleiman Muhammad, also appeared before the committee, where he appreciated the committee for supporting its activities.

He assured the committee of his willingness to continue to maintain his standard because of the importance of health education for human and societal development.

The provost listed some of their challenges, including inadequate fund releases and low overhead.

In response, the committee chairman promised to work with the state government to address their challenges.

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