Indeed, the developmetal pattern of nursing in Nigeria is gradual and with time, hardwork and collective support to our representatives at NMCN,NANNM and UGONSA/GNA level, we will achieve an unimaginable and unquantifiable success as per the status quo of the profession in this Nation.
From my little observation,we nurses are the problem of our noble profession in terms of the severe set back we have undergone/undergoing in this nation.
One would want to know how are we (nurses) the problem of this profession? That isn’t far from our non chalant altitudes which is not limited to, raising an unhealthy/destructive criticism on every steps taken by our leaders,using an abusive and dehumanizing vulgar languages on our representatives across all level. It is disheartening and deblitating that nurses of this era are not diplomatic in their approach, with less knowledge we are quick to judge, we nurses of nowadays judge book by its’ cover not by its’ content. The aforementioned point is not pertinent to our sisters profession in the healthcare delivery system, so how would you want our leaders to be there for us without given them our full support?
Permit me to say oh! Dear reader, our representatives are trying on their own parts but Nigeria is just too complex and corrupt when it comes to due process, before things are been done or approved for any profession, whom you know at upper level must be putted into considerations and one need to lobby, lobby I said and I guess you know what that means! For our voice to be heard we need to have nurses who are high in political offices as politics and nursing development in Nigeria are intertwined.
UGONSA ought to be a developmental catalyst but they are now acting like more of threat towards the bright future we are dreaming. The above body isn’t diplomatic and holistic in its’ approach, they are too radical but with good intention of having the dreamt nursing profession. I would call on the representatives of the above association to work tirelessly and effortlessly along with NANNM in a diplomatic approach as in united we stand divided we fall. We should resolve our internal crisis before facing our external enemies. Good objectives with wrong approaches amount for total failure.
Nursing and JOHESU: Our set back isn’t confined to JOHESU, many are of the opinion that nurses should opt out from JOHESU, I have this to say from critical observation, despite the large bodies that form JOHESU,we have embarked on several strikes of which it avail fruitless, considering the threat all the bodies can impose on the Health sector but the fail Federal Government would not want to reach a clear ground. Do you think FG will listen to nurses once we opt out from JOHESU?
I believe you all know the best answer, at this point, many will be thinking of our sisters’ profession, mind you, they know their way politically, we can still be part of JOHESU and fight for our rights.
I would enjoin each and every nurse to be an ambassador of this our noble profession across all levels, use your office to uplift the status of nursing profession in Nigeria. I hope and I pray with time, we will have nursing of our dream.
Written by: RN,RPHN,BNSC….. ABDULSALAM MUKHTAR.