Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has approved the implementation of a 100 percent consolidated health salary structure (CONHESS) for nurses employed by the state government.
The governor also approved the recruitment of more nurses to fill the vacuum created by the brain drain in the country and to improve the quality and standard of nursing care in line with the global best practices.
The chairman and secretary of the Kwara State Council of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Aminu Shehu and Markus Luka, respectively, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Ilorin, the state capital yesterday.
They commended Governor AbdulRazaq for the approval and implementation of the 100 percent CONHESS and the recruitment of more nurses to boost healthcare delivery in the state.
They equally appreciated the executive secretary of the state Hospital Management Bureau for playing a
vital role in the struggle to ensure that the government met the nurses’ association demands.