NANNM Disowns Nurse Arrested In Relation To MohBad’s Death

NANNM Disowns Nurse Arrested In Relation To MohBad's Death

The Lagos State Council of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has stated that the person arrested for injecting late Nigerian rapper Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, is not a registered nurse.

The organization announced the announcement via a news release sent on the organization’s official X (previously Twitter) account.

According to a statement signed by the Lagos NANNM Secretary, Toba Odumosu, there is a need for professionalism in reporting and conducting inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the rapper’s death.

During this critical phase of investigation, the body emphasized that the media should always be cautious and accurate in their reporting.

The NANNM also rejected the name ‘Auxiliary Nurse,’ claiming it had no place in the country’s healthcare system or legislation.

While expressing support for the continuing investigation, the body expresses condolences to the late ‘peace’ hitmaker’s family, friends, fans, and associates, who died on September 12, 2023.

The statement begins, “During this difficult time, the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Lagos State Council, expresses its deepest condolences to the family and associates of the late musician, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as MohBad.” As we grieve his untimely death, our thoughts and prayers are with them.

“We fully support the ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death and urge the relevant authorities to leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice for him.

“However, we must stress the importance of professionalism in reporting and conducting this investigation. NANNM is closely monitoring the situation with keen interest. Our preliminary investigations indicate that the individual reportedly taken into custody by the police for providing care to Mohbad is not a registered Nurse.

“We emphasize the critical need to verify the qualifications and professional status of individuals before labeling them as healthcare professionals.

“In Nigeria, to be recognised as a Nurse, one must complete a rigorous five-year Bachelor of Nursing Science program at a university, followed by an additional year of internship.

“Alternatively, one can undergo training at an accredited School/College of Nursing and become registered and licensed by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

“We wish to clarify that the term ‘Auxiliary Nurse’ has no place within Nigeria’s healthcare system or its laws. An individual is either a qualified Nurse or an unqualified individual performing tasks beyond their competence.

“Furthermore, we call on the investigating authorities and the media to exercise caution and accuracy in their reporting during this investigation. We will not tolerate any misrepresentation of Nurses and the Nursing profession.

“We demand that all media outlets that inaccurately reported the arrest of a Nurse take immediate corrective action to rectify their stories.”

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