The lingering faceoff between Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has been resolved. The disagreement over the leadership of the Department of Nursing Sciences under the College of Medical Sciences in ABU made the Council to withdraw the accreditation of the course from the university.
The Council kicked against the renewal of the tenure of Prof. Hayat Gomma (an Egyptian), who it said had been practising illegally in the country for eight years. She headed the department. Following this, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, mandated the House Committee on Health Services, headed by Hon. Tanko Sununu, to resolve the rift.
Speaking yesterday, Sununu said the issue had been amicably resolved after a meeting with both parties, adding that the Council had agreed to restore the accreditation of the department after the appointment of a new Head of Department, Dr. Mohammed Awal Ladan.
Present at the session were the Provost of the ABU College of Medical Sciences, Prof. Abdullahi Randawa, and Secretary-General of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Faruk Umar Abubakar.
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