By Chioma Obinna
Following the formal commissioning of the Barrister Wuraola Adedoyin Research Library at the Lagos University Hospital (LUTH), the Chairman of the Board of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Mrs. Rebecca Aikhomu has urged the management the HospitalÂ to expedite action towards the accreditation of the its Post Basic School of Nursing.
Speaking at the formal commissioning of the Library donated by retired and former Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in LUTH, Mrs. Olusola Olufunke Adedoyin who is a fellow of the West African College of Nurses (WACN), Aikhomu also enjoined the management of LUTH to make the library functional.
Lamenting that LUTH with its size, age and reputation lacks a proper research library for nurses, she demanded that the place be stocked with relevant books, published articles and journals to make it worth its while.
She urged the authorities to urgently do something about the accreditation of the Post Basic School of Nursing in LUTH.Â â€œLack of a proper research library for nurses has been one of the factors militating against the accreditation of the Post Basic School by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.â€
Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Prof. Akin Osibogun represented by a director in the hospital, Dr Afolabi LesiÂ said â€œIt is not enough to leave a name. More importantly, it is better to leave a legacy.â€
He noted that the library was a legacy. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Osato Giwa-Osagie, said the library is very important for nurses.
â€œNo matter how old you are, you will continue to learn because education is a factor to civilization.
Represented by Mrs. Adewole, the first president of WACN in the West African Sub Region, said with the understanding that without good background of enlightenment and literacy, not much can be achieved in any professional career, â€œI believe this is what has prompted the donor to establish a library for nurses in LUTH.
Adedoyin also challenged everyone presentÂ to contribute to make the library functional. Her words, â€œThere are still things to be done there. The baby must not die. The baby must see the test of time and all of us must use the library.â€