Igbinedion University to partner with national and global players in strengthening the Nursing Workforce- Professor Lawrence Ezemonye
By Osarenogae Hillary Igbinadolor
The Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University Okada, Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye Ph.D FAS, has on Monday 14th February 2022 stated that the premier private university is willing to collaborate with national and global organizations to enhance the growth of the nursing profession in Nigeria.
According to him “ our university is poised to work collaboratively with other national and global players in strengthening the nursing workforce, thereby contributing to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Thus, we are committed to building human capital resources through our Bachelor of Nursing Science programme and others domiciled in our Colleges of Health Sciences And Pharmacy that will deliver on Goal Nos.3 &4 which are centered on good health and well-being as well as quality education respectively”.
Prof. Ezemonye who made this statement during his Opening remark at the University’s 5th professional Oath-taking Induction ceremony of the Bachelor of Nursing Science, charged the 38 inductees to be ambassador of human care while encouraging them to be professional in the discharge of their duties as well as adopting a humane dispositions towards patients.
The University Don added that “ the Nursing profession is care-centered and demands comprehensive and thorough training. I am convinced that if the data on health workforce for Nigeria is appropriately monitored through a set of indicators, Igbinedion University’s Nursing graduates would score high in the delivery of the nation’s health coverage and objectives in this regards”.
In the same vein, the guest speaker of the event, Professor Adelani Tijani RN ( professor of Public Health Nursing) during his address tittled “ Nursing Professional Status : A Fact Or Farce “ stated that Competence, proficiency and professionalism are the hallmarks of Nursing science as well as Sound character in healthcare delivery.
Professor Adelani also used the medium to enlighten the public about the basic tenets of Nursing science as well as its relevance to contemporary society.
Highlights of the event, was the administration of the oath to the inductees by the secretary General/Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) Alhaji Farouk Umar Abubakar ably represented by The Director of planning and statistics of the Council., Mrs. Patricia Anunobi.