Just In: Protest Rocks Abuja, Photos, Video Emerge

Feb 13, 2024 | Entertainment, News


  • The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives have staged a protest in Abuja against what they described as unacceptable verification certification guidelines newly unveiled by the Nigeria and Midwifery Council of Nigeria
  • Legit.ng reports that the nurses said the new rules were allegedly an attempt to hinder their freedom to pursue career opportunities
  • The protesters urged the council to address issues affecting their welfare including salary scale, shortage of staff, and other rights

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

FCT, Abuja Nurses under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Abuja chapter, have commenced a protest.

As reported by The Punch, the demonstration is against the new verification certification guidelines released by the Nigeria and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN).

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Abuja nurses are not happy with the new certificate verification guidelines. Photo credit: Wikus De Wet
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The protest happened at the NMCN’s office in Abuja on Monday, February 12, Vanguard noted.

The nurses and midwives were singing and displaying placards around the premises.

The nurses are complaining over what they described as an attempt to hinder their freedom to pursue career opportunities.

They are asking the council to address nurses’ welfare, salary scale, shortage of staff, and other rights.

Television Continental reported that the protesters called for an immediate reversal and withdrawal of the new circular on certificate verification.

See some images and video from the protest below:

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In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos chapter of NANNM distanced itself from the nurse who allegedly injected singer Mohbad before his death.

In a statement, the association said the alleged nurse is not their member.

It was gathered that the police arrested the nurse for questioning as one of the prime suspects in the sudden demise of Mohbad.

Source: Legit.ng





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