Abuja - Governor Aminu Tambuwal has
instructed the Sokoto Primary Healthcare Development Agency to absorb 50 nurses
and midwives trained by Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P)
into the state civil service.
He said the nurses and midwives formed the backbone of
SURE-P’s maternal health project executed in eight local government areas of the
state in the last two years.
“We intend to continue with the maternal health project
in the state even though the Federal Government has decided to halt the SURE-P
programme,” said Tambuwal.
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Meanwhile, Tambuwal has also directed the primary
healthcare agency ‎to employ all the midwives currently undergoing
the compulsory one-year internship training in an effort to boost manpower
requirements in the state.
The affected professionals, which include both indigenes
and non-indigenes of Sokoto State, ‎will be placed under Grade Level
7 under the scheme of the agency.
Tambuwal said government had provided funds to settle
their salaries and other entitlements.
The last batch of trainees graduated last week.
- CAJ News