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Nigerian nurses launch Africa’s 1st TV project

Good times are here for the nursing profession in Nigeria as it launches a TV project with an aim to rebrand the profession and interact…

Good times are here for the nursing profession in Nigeria as it launches a TV project with an aim to rebrand the profession and interact with the general public.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the official launch of the TV project took place during the 2018 Nightingale Merit Award on Saturday night at the Great Hall, Sholuyi, Gbagada, Lagos.

The TV project tagged” Nurses on Air” according to the Team Lead, Josiah Jackson-Okesola said that the platform would be an avenue to inform the general public about the activities in the nursing profession.

”Today, we are unveiling the first of its kind in Africa, a comprehensive TV project, a platform where nurses can connect with the public.

“This Africa’s No 1 Nurses-Media platform is focused on developing power of media to achieving extraordinary transformation for African’s nursing service delivery systems.

Moses Olasode , who is a retired nurse, lauded the nurses for the innovation and pledged his support to the project.

”This is a project I am happy about; nursing is a noble profession and plays important part in the health of the people.

”I am always happy to be associated with nursing profession, it is my passion and I will always support whenever I am called upon, ” he said.

The Commissioner, Lagos State Health Service Commission, Mrs Kemi Ogunyemi also commended the initiative and called for improved research inputs into the nursing profession.

”The nursing profession is about passion and I am passionate about it; initiative like this is quite commendable and I will like to be part of it.

”The nursing profession abroad is not better than what we have in Nigeria, I am saying this because I have seen both ends.

”The edge those abroad have is that they have opportunities to go for regular trainings to update and develop themselve; this is so important, ” he said.

Mrs Stella Okpara, a nurse, said that the main objective of the Nurses on Air rebranding project is to maximise the unity of the nursing profession, mobilise her numerical advantage to create change in the public perception of nurses.

Parts of the activities of the day included presentation of awards to deserving nurses and the retirees.


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