Nigerian govt targets 37,000 jobs in geriatric social care industry

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Geriatric Social Care Industry News

Nigerian Govt

The Federal Government says no fewer than 37,000 jobs will be created in the geriatric care industry, being set up by the National Senior Citizens Centre, NSSC The Director General of the Centre, Dr Emem Omokaro disclosed this on Sunday in Abuja, during an interview with NAN on the first anniversary of President Bola Tinubu.

Omokaro said in the past year of Tinubu-led administration, the NSCC had been able to build a system of caregiving to older people as a skill in the fields of health and social care.

“That means, Geriatric Social Care now, is a sector skill which means that carers of older people must be trained and certified,” she said. Omokaro said for the first time in the history of Nigeria, a document has been developed by the NSCC to bring sanity into the field of geriatric social care. According to her, when the scheme is fully rolled out, no fewer than 1000 geriatric caregivers would be trained and engaged in each of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

 

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