Nigerian Nurses seeking better life outside the shore of this country now have more hurdles to cross as the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria has increased the license verification from #8750 to #53,500 Nursesarena.com has learnt.
In an internal Memo from the head of account to all departmental head dated 14th of November, 2018 and obtained by Nursesarena.com the upward review of the verification fees is to take effective from Monday 29th October, 2018.
Speaking under condition of anonymity with Nursesarena.com, two members of staff of the regulatory body confirmed the development. One of the source said the consent of the Honourable minister of Health was sought earlier on who gave his express approval for the upward review.
Another staff however added that a courier fee has been captured in this new fees adjustment. Pressed further what the fate of those who want to verify 2 or more licenses, the source said the new verification fee has captured this as they only have to pay 53,500 for all their licenses to be verified.
Ever since the Brexit vote forcing UK to open her border wide open to foreign educated Nurses, there had been a dramatic increase in the number of Nigerian Nurses seeking verification from the regulatory body forcing the board to require applicant to bear the cost of courier fees. This development jerked verification to above #25, 000 before this new development