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NANNM Reacts To The @followlasg Employability Support Project And @UNDPNigeria On Training Nursing Assistants
Date Posted: 09/Dec/2017
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA NURSES AND MIDWIVES, LAGOS STATE COUNCIL under the aegis of Comrade Olurotimi Awojide has reacted via social media to the news of the Lagos State Employability Support Project. A project seen on social media weeks ago intending to allow people undergo a training for few weeks and become Nurse assistants. 
 
The message which has been shared around socila media says:
Become a general Duty Assistant  and be employed - Train for free and be employed by Lagos State Government
 
* The Lagos state government with the support of  UNDP (United Nations Development Program) funded the training of the General Duty assistant also called Nursing assistant. They are to be employed immediately, across the General Hospitals and Health centers in Lagos State Health services, after successful completion of the training course.
 
Needed criterion is school certificate, with credit passes in  English Language and biology and any other subject(s), interested  candidates must be able to communicate in english.
 
Module is designed based on Australia and US health protocols for training of nurse assistants
 
Training fee is free, Training materials, Manual and books are free, Successful students after the training will be offered employment by the state government.
 
Pre selection examination will be conducted by Lagos state government 
Training commences Jan. 8th 2018.
 
Below is the NANNM Post:
 
A REJOINDER! RE: TRAINING OF GENERAL DUTY ASSISTANT, ALSO CALLED NURSING ASSISTANT UNDER THE LAGOS STATE EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT PROJECT.
 
The attention of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Lagos State Council has been drawn to an advert trending on the social media on the above subject matter.
 
I wish to state emphatically that no organisation is empowered to train any cadre of Nursing personnel without the approval and accreditation of such program by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
 
The Nursing and Midwifery Acts clearly stipulate the procedures to be followed before such program can be approved. On this note, l want to state that the proposed program is alien to our association and therefore un acceptable.
 
Training of any health care personnel should be with the support of regulatory bodies. We therefore urge all well-meaning Nigerians to join in the fight against quackery.
 
Olurotimi Awojide
Chairman
 
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