Snazzy.com.ng reports
Nigeria's former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo today
recommissioned the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery in Makurdi, Benue
State, which the Governor Samuel Ortom adminsitration reconstructed.

He expressed excitement at the reopening of the schools saying it was
callous and a sad commentary on those who allowed the institutions to
lose accreditation for several years.

The former President noted that it was significant that he performed
the recommissioning while he was in the state for a campaign for Zero
Hunger, noting that good food and nutrition were the beginning of good

He charged the students to be committed to the Nursing and Midwifery
professions stressing that they carried great responsibilities having
to do with the saving of lives.

Chief Obasanjo noted that healing was a great part of the ministry of
the Lord Jesus Christ and as such those who had such a responsibility
were in good company.

He praised Governor Ortom for reconstructing and restoring
accreditation to the schools and prayed that God would bless him and
the state.

The Governor had explained that the institutions had lost
accreditation for four years on account of dilapidation of
infrastructure and equipment a situation which he reversed and
obtained their reaccreditation.

The Governor stated that his administration reconstructed the two
schools on account of their contribution to health care delivery in
the state and beyond noting that graduates of the schools found ready
employment upon the completion of their studies.

He stated that the School of Nursing resumed academic activities with
85 student nurses and 20 post basic students while that of Midwifery
admitted 35 new students. From Prince Tyodoo Livinus

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