Nurses protest new certificate verification circular, demand withdrawal
Nigerian nurses under the auspices of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives are protesting against the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s new guidelines for the verification of certificates.
‘The nurses who are demonstrating in Abuja and Lagos, on Monday, called for an immediate reversal and withdrawal of the new circular on certificate verification.
Nurses and midwives in the country last week complained about the deactivation of the NMCN verification portal since December 2023.
The nurses say the deactivation of the portal by the council is an attempt to stop them from pursuing career opportunities abroad.
It could be recalled that the NMCN issued a memo dated February 7, 2024, revising the guidelines for requesting verification of certificates for nurses and midwives.