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The University Graduates of Nursing Science Association, UGONSA, has risen in defense of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State, saying the Governor never said what was misattributed to him.
In a statement by its National Secretary, Nur. G.I. Nshi, the Association stated that it has empirically discovered and confirmed that the labeling of Nurses as ‘Medical Technicians’ never emanated from the respected Governor but was the crude handiwork of some elements of the Nigerian media who have an insatiable penchant for misrepresenting the Nursing Profession.
”When our attention was drawn to the newspaper publication in which the Sokoto State Governor allegedly branded Nurses as medical technicians at the event of the swearing-in ceremony of 2016 Batch A, stream II, Corps members, where he announced the increment in allowances of the NYSC Corps Members serving in the State ( please kindly visit http://www.vanguardngr.com/2016/06/gov-tambuwal-raises-corps-members-allowance/ or http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/nysc-tambuwal-increases-corp-members-allowances/151402/), we promptly wrote the governor to register our displeasure over such a demeaning label.
”The amiable Governor upon receipt of our petition warmly invited our members in his State and proved his innocence by playing the video of his speech on the said event. To our consternation, there is no place in the video where the Governor labeled Nurses Medical Technicians as maliciously reported by the media. The clip of the video has since been released to us and we invite Nurses and the general public to watch the video and decipher the truth themselves.
”We wish to sincerely apologize to the Governor over this unfortunate mix-up stirred by the media and deeply regret any embarrassment it might have caused his person and office, but honestly want him to understand that Nurses hold him in very high esteem and to us he remains a knight in shining armour.
”We cannot, in a hurry, forget how he catalyzed the quest for internship and proper placement of graduate Nurses into motion while serving as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and thus wish that His Excellency kindly consider our prayer for proper placement of the Sokoto State Youth Corps Nurses on parity with their counterparts in Pharmacy in the spirit of equity and fairness, despite this rusty scenario orchestrated by the media.
” We equally appeal seriously to the media to place premium on professionalism and shun the toga of deliberate misquote and mischievous misrepresentation of individuals for whatsoever reason as such is capable of triggering needless crisis-the statement said.
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