The Secretary-General/Registrar of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, NMCN, Faruk Abubakar has expressed the council’s readiness to restore the accreditation of Ahmadu Bello University’s School of Nursing Sciences.
Recall that in May this year, the NMCN had withdrawn the accreditation of the ABU’s School of Nursing Sciences, following a disagreement over the appointment of an Egyptian national to head the ABU’s School of Nursing Sciences, who was not a registered member of the council.
However, Mr Abubakar, who spoke with Daily Post in Abuja on Tuesday, disclosed that the council had rescinded on its decision, following the intervention of the House of Representatives and compliance by the ABU management.
The registrar said: “The appointment of Hayat Gommaa, an Egyptian who is not a registered member of the Council by ABU in the last eight years made us to withdraw accreditation after series of letters to the School authority on the implications of their action.
“The Council wrote ABU to direct this woman to forward her credentials for us to ensure that her certificates and proficiency is in line with our expectations.
“However, the National Assembly has intervened and the ABU on their part has appointed a qualified person who is a registered member of NMCN.
“On our own part, we are going to restore their accreditation so that normal academic activities can continue. This is after we have gotten a letter from ABU informing us officially that another qualified person has been appointed, we will restore their accreditation.
“They have already pronounced that they have appointed a registered nurse who is also a Nigerian. We don’t have problems with that, but one must be qualified and a registered member of the Council,” he said.