The Adamawa State governor, Muhammadu Bindow, has approved a plan for employment of 149 nurses in the state.
The state Head of Service, Musa Kaibo, made this known in Yola on Thursday at a reception for the General Secretary of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, Thomas Shettima.
Mr. Kaibo said the plan is to ensure adequate presence of nurses in hospitals across the state.
He lauded the emergence of Mr. Shettima, an indigene of the state, as the General Secretary of NANNM and urged him to be a good ambassador of the state.
In his remarks at the ceremony, the governor re-iterated his administration’s commitment to the welfare of health workers.
Mr. Bindow, who noted that the salary of health workers, particularly nurses, has been regular in the state, said his administration would sustain the tempo.
He also lauded Mr. Shettima and urged him to continue to make the state proud and remain a good ambassador.
The National President of NANNM, Abdulrafiu Adeniji, and Adamawa NLC chairman, Dauda Maina, also felicitated with the celebrant and lauded the state government for its commitment to workers welfare.
Mr. Shettima thanked the state branch of the association for organizing the reception in his honour and pledged he would not fail in his role of Secretary General of NANNM.
He also lauded dignitaries at the event, particularly Governor Bindow and members of his cabinet, for honouring him by gracing the occasion.