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The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has advised nurses in the state to embrace technology to improve the quality of care given to patients in healthcare facilities.

He also said there is a need for the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria to harness the power of technology to enhance nursing education curriculum and professional examinations.

Sanwo-Olu gave the advice at the opening ceremony of the biennial workshop for examiners of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, held in Alausa on Tuesday.

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Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye, the governor noted that “nurses can create a more dynamic, engaging, and effective evaluation process that aligns with modern health care demands if the right technological tools can be leveraged.”

He said health workers’ shared goal was to identify practical solutions that would elevate the standard of health care in Nigeria, adding, “Harnessing technology will help proffer solutions to nursing education and practice in various institutions and health facilities.”

Speaking on the theme of the workshop, ‘Integrating Technology into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria’s Professional Examinations: A Tool for Advancement in Nursing Education and Practice’, the governor stressed that stakeholders must “seek to embark on a journey of transformation, embracing innovation, and propelling the future of nursing and midwifery education in Nigeria.”

Also speaking, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, NMCN, Dr. Faruk Abubakar, stated that the integration of technology into the healthcare system had transformed various aspects of the healthcare profession.