Nurses have been urged to meet the challenges of modern healthcare delivery through improving on their educational qualifications.
The call was made recently by former chair-person of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Rivers State, Council, Comrade Juliet Berewari.
Comrade Berewari who was speaking in Port Harcourt on Monday while presenting her account of stewardship, at the quadrennial delegates conference of the association, highlighted the need for nurses and midwives to up- date themselves through higher education in order to meet the challenges in the nursing professiokn.
“My fellow nurses, there is need for members to make effort to advance yourselves educationally to acquire degrees especially in nursing to meet the present challenges in the profession”, Berewari said.
The former chair-person stated that the best ways to achieve success in any leadership position is to be transparent huble and submissive.
She opined that for an association to achieve its aims and objectives the leaders should endeavour to put the overall interest of the association above personal interest.
It is important to be unbiased and avoid anything that will cause discouragement to members” she said.
Comrade Berewari, used the Forum to thank nurses and midwives in the state who contributed her success during for the past eight years, and thanked them for affording her the opportunity to serve.
In her post election speech the newly elected chair-person of the association, Comrade Regina Kuru pledged to carry all members along and called for support.
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The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), says it is yet to establish any link between oil leaks and death fishes that float and litter the Atlantic coastline across the Niger Delta region.
The agency said it was coordinating a multi-agency investigation, aimed at unraveling the cause of the reported massive death of fishes within the nation’s territorial waters and was looking beyond the oil industry.
Director-General of NOSDRA, Mr Idris Musa, told newsmen in a telephone chat on Wednesday in Yenagoa, that investigation was already ongoing in spite the COVID-19 lockdown.
According to Musa, officials of NOSDRA deployed from Warri, Yenagoa and Port Harcourt have conducted site visits to the Atlantic coastline in Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers to collect water and fish samples for tests.
”NOSDRA carried out a reconnaissance of the area in Delta where we first got the report through a member of a non- governmental organisation.
“There is no incident of oil spill within the area of reported dead fishes, notwithstanding that a few dead fishes were seen along the shoreline.
“The event of recent days where the death of fishes in large numbers make it expedient to look beyond oil spillage as the likely cause of death of fishes in such large numbers,” he said.
Musa said that the agency collected samples of water, sediments and some of the dead fishes for laboratory testing, and in doing so, brought on board other relevant government agencies that have mandate on the territorial waters, in particularly the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Institute of Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) and the Federal Institute of Fisheries Research.
“Also, the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA) for all hands on deck assessment of the possible cause or causes of death of the fishes in such large numbers,” Musa said.
The NOSDRA chief executive said that the results of ongoing laboratory analysis would be compared with results from the participating agencies to profer an effective solution and ensures a more stringent regulation in future.
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