The Registrar, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Alhaji Faruk Umar has enjoined northern states to establish more schools of nursing and midwifery.
He said such would provide needed manpower for healthcare in the states, complement government efforts as well as bridge the gap between the number of nursing and midwifery institutions in the southern part of the country compared to the North.
Umar made the call during an interview with Daily Trust in Abuja saying the council was willing and ready to provide timely accreditation as long as the school meets up with the human and infrastructural requirements.
The nursing and midwifery boss said there was need for more nurses and midwives to work in the communities, and this can only be achieved when more indigenes were trained through the institutions in their areas.
The registrar said there were 126 nursing and…