We Won’t Take Our Good Relationship With Former Gov Okowa For Granted – Nurses



... As they recount his contributions to health sector

Considering his immense contributions to the welfare of Nurses in Delta State, the immediate past Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday received commendations from the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) in the State.

Making the commendations in Asaba, the State Capital, the State’s Chairman of NANNM, Comrade Philomena Onokpuvie said, though no longer in office as a Governor, Senator Okowa will for a long time be appreciated by Nurses in the State for his remarkable contributions to the growth and development of the health sector in general, and the welfare of Nurses/the Nursing profession in particular when he was Governor.

” Being a medical Doctor by profession, nurses in the State were not surprised that he gave priority attention to the needs of workers in the health sector, the Nursing profession not an exception”, Comrade Onokpuvie said.

“We just cannot appreciate him enough because, as Governor for eight years in office, salaries of Nurses in the State’s public sector were promptly paid. There was no end of month that we waited for our salaries to be paid,” she added.

She listed other good things Senator Okowa did for Nurses in the State to include: regular payment of pensioned Nurses, improved work condition in public hospitals by providing needed facilities and security.

Beyond these, Comrade Onokpuvie said, Senator Okowa’s relationship with Nurses, via their umbrella body, NANNM was cordial throughout his eight years in office, and we are indeed grateful to him for all that he did to create a conducive work environment for us.

“Nurses in the State, under my watch as the States Chairman of NANNM will, therefore, not take for granted the cordial relationship between him and them as we pray for God to continue to grant him his heart desires,” Comrade Onokpuvie added.

She was, however, quick to add that, Senator Okowa’s successor and the incumbent Governor of the State, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has followed in his footstep by giving Nurses in the State a sense of belonging in governance.

” Nurses in the State are, therefore, happy with him and his government, and we pledge our loyalty to him, as we professionally work to ensure that his M.O.R.E Agenda as it relates to providing good healthcare services to Deltans and welfare of Nurses is realised,” she said.

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