In an Effort to provide quality health care service to the people of Adamawa state, Governor Muhammadu  UmaruJibrilla  has approved the immediate employment of 149 Nurses and Midwives to man various hospitals and healthcare centers  across the state.

The Head of service in the state, Barr. Musa Kaibo dropped the hint at a reception organized in honor of Comrade Thomas Ahmed Shettima on his appointment as the General Secretary of Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives which took place at American University of Nigeria (AUN) Club, Thursday, in Yola.

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Kaibo said such massive employment into the health sector of the state government is first of its kind and lauded the Governor for the good gesture.

The Governor in his speech disclosed that salaries arrears and allowances of all the Nurses and midwives working in the state has been settled and charged the celebrant to leave up to expectation noting that whom much is given much is expected.

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“I belief without Nurses to man our healthcare centers there would be no medical doctors both are intertwined in healthcare services delivery to the people’’, the governor added.

‘’Governors across the federation should make salary payment to workers as top priority of their administration’’.

Reacting on the development, Comrade LamiAminu, state chairman, NANNM said all is set to issue out employment letter to the 149 Nurses and Midwives employed.

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She said many Nurses and Midwives have retired from the state civil service which added a lot of work load on those still in service noting that  a situation where three Nurses managing a health care center is inadequate, she pointed out.

The Celebrant Comrade Thomas Ahmed Shettima in his remark applauded the Governor for his developmental stride in the state  particularly in areas of road constructions and rehabilitation in the state.