Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday in Benin has said his administration will reposition the state to become a medical hub of the country.
Obaseki stated this while addressing Dr Faruk Abubakar, the Secretary-General/Registrar Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, who led other members on a courtesy visit to Edo Government House, Benin.
“We are repositioning the state to be a medical hub, what that means is that our standard here has to be higher than the national standard.
“With post-COVID-19 pandemic, you can’t travel, you have to sit and seek for a cure here, so the standard you must adopt locally has to be the same standard you are going to get abroad, nobody can do it for us, we have to do it ourselves.
“For us, we must aspire to get global standards. So I agreed with you, if we decided to run a college system, we must withdraw the bill in the House of Assembly.
“We are going to get that amendment now, it gives you the flexibility to do more with the institution.
“You will get new staff to run the new system, we will as much as possible put adequate facilities in place, we are going to train graduate who will gain global recognition” he said.
Earlier, Dr Faruk Abubakar, the Secretary-General/Registrar Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, commended Obaseki for his giant strides.
Abubakar, however, suggested that the government should change and upgrade the state school of nursing and midwifery to Edo College of Nursing Sciences as part of Federal Government educational reforms.(NAN)