Nigeria: Young Vets Urge Nat’l Assembly on Passage of Bills 

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Veterinarians under the auspices of young veterinarians forum have appealed to the National Assembly to expedite actions on the various bills that are before them which are targeted at addressing the loopholes and lacunas that are within the profession such that the many ills that have plagued the Animal health/livestock sub-sector in the country will be gotten rid of.

In a statement released as obtained by APRECON, the convener, Dr. Atanda Toluwase-Niyi, Young Veterinarians Forum, applauded the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association and the Sokoto state Local Organizing Committee for a job well done on the 55th National Convention, which also ushered into the realm of leadership, new executives with the sole aim of piloting the affairs of the association for the next two years, congratulating Prof. Bello Agaie as he steers the association.

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The convener maintained that the ‘Young Veterinarians Forum’ remains an interface between the NVMA (as a parent body) and Young Veterinarians while also serving as a pressure group with the welfare of members as the mainstay of the forum.

Atanda stressed that the interest of Veterinarians under the National Youth Service Corps Scheme should be looked into in relation to the ordeals of Corps Veterinarians with respect to the Certificate of Provisional Registration that should serve as a criteria for registration.

He further noted that unemployment and underemployment of Young Veterinarian is a serious cause for concern in the profession, challenging the new leadership of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association that a roadmap be facilitated so as to stamp out this issue that has plagued the profession for so long.

He therefore clamored for a better minimum pay that can be offered to a veterinarian by any Veterinary establishment or Veterinarian-employing organizations within the country that have affiliate with the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association/ Veterinary Council of Nigeria.

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