Bill to establish School of Nursing scales second reading in Edo assembly

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A Bill for a law to establish the School of Nursing, Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, on Tuesday scaled second reading on the floor of the Edo House of Assembly.

Leading the debate for the consideration and passage of the bill, house Leader, Roland Asoro, said that the bill when passed and signed into law would create employment opportunities in the state.

Asoro said, “Now that Governor Godwin Obaseki has revamped the healthcare centres in the state, there is need to provide a framework for the school to enable it provide the manpower for the health sector.

“Since there is no functioning school of Nursing in the state, I urge my colleagues to support the passage of the bill to complement government efforts at building the capacity of the youths.

Other lawmakers unanimously supported the consideration and passage of the bill, adding that it was a way to encourage the private sector.

The Speaker of the house, Francis Okiye, said that even though the bill is privately sponsored, there are number of benefits inherent in the school if it is established.

Okiye, thereafter, directed the bill to the house committee on rules and business to slate consideration of the bill clause by clause.

A bill for a law to amend the Edo State House of Assembly Service Commission also passed the second reading. (NAN)

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