Government of Ekiti State, Nigeria.

40 Female Indigenes To Benefits From 2012 MDGs-CGs Scheme

February 18, 2014

40 female indigenes in four Local Government Areas of Ekiti State are to be recruited as village health workers under the 2012 MDGs-CGS –LGAs –Track in which each beneficiary would receive a monthly stipend of N18, 000.00.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Development Relations, Mrs. Bunmi Dipo Salami who made this known during the recruitment exercise listed the LGAs to include Efon, Oye, Ekiti West and Ekiti South West however said a minimum of Senior Secondary Education (SSE) Certificate would be required to be eligible for the programme.
She explained that the programme which is aimed at filling some gaps in health care services in the villages would last for a period of two years.
According to her, the recruited village health workers would be trained on the importance and utilization of health care services like antenatal care, postnatal care, nutrition, family planning, how and when to refer pregnant women, mothers, newborns and children to primary healthcare centers and how to provide basic first aid for wounds among others
It would be recalled that a similar exercise was held last year during which 60 village health workers from Ikole, Ijero and Ekiti East local government workers were recruited under the 2011 MDG-CGS-LGA project.
While contributing, the Secretary MDGs Office, Mr. James Owolabi who added that payment of the monthly salary would be tied to good performance and dedication to duties said that the salaries would be paid to banks accounts of each VHW by Ekiti MDGs
Office based on the monthly recommendation from direct supervisors
and other relevant monitoring bodies.

Last modified: February 18, 2014

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