Nurses’ verification in Nigeria and human rights concerns

On February 7, 2024, the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN) announced the revised guidelines and requirements for applicants requesting verification of certificate(s) to foreign nursing boards or councils. Among the eight itemized guidelines in the circular, eligible applicants must have at least two years of post-qualification experience from the date of issuance of a permanent practicing license.

The new guidelines are a ploy to contain nurses within the country to prevent brain drain in the country’s health sector. The new regulations violate the human rights of health workers to work under just and favorable conditions anywhere of their choice.

To read more, check the full article on The Cable.

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