Benue Govt to reopen schools of nursing


Benue State Governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has announced the reopening of nursing schools in the state for safer medical and health practices.

Governor Alia made the call during a thanksgiving mass in his honour at St. Gabriel’s Parish, Iorkighir,Tse Agberagba, in Konshisha LGA of Benue.

According to him, the schools will be upgraded to degree and higher institutional levels for more knowledge to be acquired.

He said community health organisation will be reestablished and modernised to support hospitals for prompt medical services

The governor also said government will ensure these various institutions are affordable and almost free for qualified citizens to get enrolled.

He decried the dearth of health facilities in the state, which has led to many deaths that would have been avoided.

He called on all health donors around the world to partner with the Benue State government to revamp the health sector.

He further urged all, especially women in small-scale businesses and farmers, to register with or form various cooperatives to enjoy all the schemes the government had in place.

Governor Hyacinth Alia also said his administration would promote science and technology.

“For the youth in the Jechira axis, current trends in sciences would be enhanced through sponsorships in various trainings and practices,” he said.

The governor, pledging that his administration will not relent in curbing issues of insecurity, pleaded with all citizens to protect their communities by reporting suspicious movements to the right authorities.





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