Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has commended Abuja nurses for their heroic role in the fight against COVID-19.
The Minister, who gave the commendation today, August 12, at the 2021 annual FCT Nurses Week/Scientific workshop, said that the sacrifice of the nurses, for which some of them paid the ultimate price, ensured that the pandemic did not overwhelm the Territory.
Malam Muhammad Musa Bello called on them not to relent in their efforts towards saving lives and help to the realize the aspirations of the government in the health sector.
“Your sacrifices and indeed, those of all frontline health workers have ensured that we are not overwhelmed by this disease and for this, we will remain eternally grateful.
“As we once more confront COVID-19 and an old enemy, cholera, you are once again called into the trenches to offer your service of caring for the afflicted with dedication and compassion for which you are known. We are confident that we can, as usual, count on you to give your best – at your duty posts- in our quest of saving lives in these challenging times.”
The minister reiterated the commitment of his Administration towards the welfare of staff, especially in the area of professional capacity.
“Here in the FCT, we will continue to pay great attention to the professional capacity of our nurses with training programmers as well as their personal well-being with the provision of good working conditions and adequate amenities in our healthcare facilities.”
Malam Muhammad Musa Bello said that his government is open to suggestions and ideas from the nurses for collective move to build a healthcare system that is caring, functional and efficient.
He commended the nurses for the theme of the weeklong event, which is “Nurses : A Voice to Lead, A vision for Future Healthcare,” which he described timely, considering the critical role nurses and nursing profession play in the nation’s healthcare delivery system.