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  • Updated: May 24, 2024

Oyo: Makinde approves immediate recruitment of doctors, nurses, others

Oyo: Makinde approves immediate recruitment of doctors, nurs

The Executive Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, approved the immediate recruitment of doctors, nurses, consultants and other healthcare professionals in the state.

The Chairman, Hospitals Management Board, Akin Fagbemi, in a statement issued after meeting with the leadership of the National Association Of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives in Ibadan, the state capital, said the move was to address the pressing issues raised by the healthcare workers.

He said, 

“The governor has approved the immediate recruitment of consultants, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.

“The significance of the governor’s decision to recruit additional healthcare professionals as it directly addresses the shortage of staff in hospitals and healthcare centres across the state.

“We praise him for promoting transparency and accountability within the health sector, which aligns with the core values essential for providing quality healthcare services.”

The state chapter of the NANNM, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, had ordered its members to embark on an indefinite strike, following the non-response of the State Government to its eight-point request.

Fagbemi noted that the governor’s decision had been commended by various stakeholders, recognising his commitment to prioritise the health sector and provide quality healthcare services for the state’s residents.

He expressed gratitude for the governor’s proactive steps in addressing the concerns of healthcare workers, emphasising that such efforts demonstrate genuine dedication to improving healthcare services in the state.

Fagbemi, therefore, pledged his full support and cooperation with the Ministry of Health in implementing the necessary changes and initiatives that will ultimately benefit the residents of the state.

The board chairman assured the union leaders that in addition to the hazard allowance that has been approved and already being paid, and the recruitment exercise which is going to start immediately, other issues raised are frontally being addressed as evidenced by revelations at the meeting.

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