Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, today assured the management, staff and students of the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, Makurdi that he would complete all ongoing projects including landscaping of the institutions.
The Governor, who gave the assurance today during a thank you visit on him by the two schools stated that the attention given to the schools was a pay back to Benue people for voting for him.
He said the schools were very strategic to the state stressing that they have the capacity to produce manpower that was always in high demand in the health sector globally.
While assuring management of the schools of his administration’s determination to address their challenges, Governor Ortom said their requests would be looked into as soon as the issue of workers salaries was addressed.
He urged staff of the schools to redouble commitment and dedication to duty, while advising the students to strive for academic excellence as a way of justifying what the state had invested in the schools.
Principal of the School of Nursing, Mrs. Pauline Atser, said the visit was to thank Governor Ortom for the facelift given to the schools including infrastructure, equipment and manpower as well as its reaccreditation.
Mrs. Atser expressed optimism that the Governor’s plans to upgrade the Schools to degree awarding institution would be materialised in the nearest future.
On her part, the Director of Nursing Services, State Ministry of Health, Mrs. Rose Adobe, said with the facelift given to the schools, they could only be compared with three of its counterparts in the country.
The two institutions presented a souvenir to the Governor, who in turn, also presented the state’s plague to the schools for finding it worthy to pay him a thank you visit.
By Jimin Geoffrey