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