The Nigeria Universities Nursing Students Association (NUNSA) on Wednesday in Abuja requested for approval of internship during their course of study.
The association made the request when members converged at the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation.
Speaking to newsmen, the President of the Association, Mr. Frederick said the rally was to enlist the intervention of the Office of the Head of Service especially for fresh graduate nurses.
According to the president, the internship programme has been approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Ministry of Health but only left for the National Council on Establishments, headed by the Head of Service of the Federation. They were granted audience in a meeting with three perm secretaries and the Head of service (HOS). The Nurses had displayed their dexterity in the timing of this protest rally to coincide with next months meeting of the council on establishment where their grievances would be discussed. An emergency meeting with the ministry of health was also being scheduled. The nurses were obliged to make a written proposal of their request for presentation at the meeting.
The protesting nurses also visited the national assembly and the NANNM secretariat in Abuja where their grievance was tabled. The Speaker house of representatives, AMinu tambuwal addressed the nurses on the issue. He accepted their written grieviance/ internship implementation proposal and promised to present it to the house committee on health
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