Monday, 19 August 2019

UGONSA WRITES NSCDC OVER OMISSION OF RN WITH B.N.Sc/B.Sc.NURSING IN ITS EMPLOYMENT ADVERT

The Commandant General,
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),
NSCDC National Headquarters, Beside NIS HQ,
Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road, Sauka, Abuja,
Tel-09-8767018, 09-8767019, 09-2914164.
Email: defenders@nscdc.gov.ng; ict@nscdc.gov.ng.

Sir/Madam,

RE: PROPER PLACEMENT OF GRADUATES OF BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE (B.N.Sc) DEGREE
Current Advert for Recruitment of Nurses into the NSCDC Breaches the Provision of the Extant Law

Recall that this association in its letter to your office on the above subject matter, Ref No. UG/NAT/19/CG/NSCDC/01 dated 4th March, 2019 verily brought to your esteemed attention the unambiguous fact that the current entry point for Registered Nurses (RN) with Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.N.Sc)/Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.Nursing) degree into the Civil Service of the Federation is Grade Level 09 (.i.e. CONHESS 08).

2. Recall also that we availed your office all the documents and circulars from the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), and the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) that detailed and specified the extant entry point of Registered Nurses (RN) possessing B.N.Sc/B.Sc.Nursing degree to be CONHESS 08 post-NYSC (National Youth Service Corps). These documents included the following:  

(a).  Circular, Ref No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 dated September 8, 2016 from the  
       office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF) (attached herewith as   
       Annexure A).

 (b). Circular, Ref No.C6093/T/13 dated 19th June, 2017, from Federal Ministry of   
        Health (FMOH) [attached herewith as Annexure B].

 (c). Circular Ref No. C.6093/T/16 dated February 20, 2018 from FMOH (attached 
        herewith as Annexure C).

(d). Circular Ref No. C2920/5.3/C.2/1/155 dated 5th February, 2019 from the 
        FMOH (attached herewith as Annexure D).

(e). Circular, Ref No. B63279/S.7/II/T/273 dated 24th April, 2002 from the office of the 
      HCSF (attached herewith as Annexure E).

(f). A letter by the FMOH to a Chief Medical Director (CMD) on entry point placement 
      of graduate nurses on CONHESS 08 (attached herewith as Annexure F).

(g). The Implementation Guide for Internship Programme for graduates of 
      B.N.Sc degree from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), the
      statutory regulatory body for nursing in Nigeria ( page 6 attached herewith as 
      Annexure G).

(h). Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP) award of the year 1981, which granted that the
       profession of Nursing is on parity with that of Pharmacy in Nigeria, as is the case in 
      Great Britain from the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (attached herewith as
      Annexure H).

3. Therefore, listing of the entry point of all nurses and midwives, including the graduates of B.N.Sc degree, as CONHESS 07 [.i.e Inspector of Corps (IC) Nursing, CONHESS 07] as was done in the current advert for recruitment into the NSCDC (made online via https://cdfipb.careers/jobs/civil-defence) without specifying CONHESS 08 as the entry point for the Registered Nurses (RN) with B.N.Sc/B.Sc.Nursing,  as approved by the extant circulars reeks of a deliberate and discriminatory ploy to disenfranchise Registered Nurses (RN) with B.N.Sc/B.Sc.Nursing degree. 

4. Such enlistment that did not acknowledge and specify CONHESS 08 as the entry point for the Registered Nurses (RN) possessing B.N.Sc/B.Sc.Nursing degree is grossly at variance with the provision of the extant laws of the Nigerian Government on the entry point placement of the graduate nurses post-NYSC and must be corrected for the sake of equity, justice and fairness.

5. NSCDC was created by the law to be equitable and non-discriminatory in defending and upholding the laws of the land for all the citizens of Nigeria irrespective of profession, ethnicity or religion and not to trample upon the law or be sectional or show partiality in upholding the law, when some people are involved, as is obvious in the case of erosion of the entry point placement of graduate nurses, where the provision of the extant laws has been discarded probably because the people involved belong to the nursing profession.

6. We make such adumbration because your esteemed office has been verily notified that the extant entry point placement for the Registered Nurses (RN) with B.N.Sc/B.Sc.Nursing degree post-NYSC is CONHESS 08 vide our previous letter.  

7. Such a curvy leaning against the members of the nursing profession by the NSCDC contravenes the motto of the NSCDC – “defending the defenceless”, which exudes equity, justice and fairness and might sully the towering image of the corps if not urgently addressed.

PRAYER

We most respectfully demand that the NSCDC 

1. modifies its current advert for recruitment of nurses to include CONHESS 08 as the entry point for Registered Nurses (RN) with B.N.Sc/B.Sc.Nursing degree in line with the provision of the  extant circulars of the Nigerian Government. 

2. upgrades the existing NSCDC officers possessing B.N.Sc degree who were employed before 8th September, 2016  but are still below the new base of CONHESS 08 effective from 8th September, 2016 (being the date of release of the circular REF No. HCSF/EIR/CND/S.100/ST/97 by the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation .i.e. Annexure A) as prescribed by the civil service circular, Ref No. B63279/S.7/II/T/273 dated 24th April, 2002 (.i.e. Annexure E).

3. upgrades all graduate nurses (.i.e. RN with B.N.Sc/B.Sc.Nursing degree) who were wrongly employed below the new base of CONHESS 08 after 8th September, 2016 to CONHESS 08 effective from the date of their employment as prescribed by the civil service circular, Ref No. B63279/S.7/II/T/273 dated 24th April, 2002 (i.e. Annexure E).

Kindly accept the assurances of our esteemed regards!

Signed:


CHIEF (HON.) S.E.O. EGWUENU                                    NURSE G.I. NSHI
         National President                                                           National Secretary

3 comments:

  1. thank you so much UGONSA, keep doing the great job you are doing. God bless you.

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  2. Greater reward ugonsa for you good job

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