Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State yesterday approved the immediate employment of 52 fresh graduate nurses and midwives to meet the shortfall of medical staff in the state hospitals.
The governor also placed 104 medical students from the state currently studying in various tertiary institutions across the country and overseas on a monthly salary Grade Level (GL) 06 Step 1 with a promise of employment after the completion of their studies.
A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Mallam Abdullahi Bego, read: “Governor Gaidam has given approval for the immediate recruitment of 52 nurses who have successfully graduated as nurses after passing their Nursing and Midwifery course Council Examinations.
“All the 52 nurses will be placed on the appropriate salary scale applicable to nurses in the state.”
The statement equally stated that: “Similarly, the governor has approved the placement of 104 medical students currently studying medicine in various institutions of higher learning on a monthly salary on GL 06 Step 1. The salary commensurated with this grade level will be paid the medical students on a monthly basis until they graduate as doctors.
“The state government will also automatically employ them after their graduation as doctors.”
The statement revealed that the approvals were part of ongoing effort to re-position the state’s healthcare sector and improve patient care and service delivery.
“The Yobe State Government under the leadership of Governor Gaidam will continue to take proactive steps to improve the living conditions of the people of the state,” the statement stated.