The Chief Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yenagoa, Dr Dennis Alagoa, says staff have been provided development opportunities through the Central Bank of Nigeria grant and loans.
Alagoa made the remarks, on Monday, during the 2nd Edition of the FMC’s End of Year lectures, organised by the management in Yenagoa.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that this is the second edition of activities to mark the end of year at the FMC.
The CMD urged all to always take the lectures serious as it will provide staff with ideas on how to access loans.
He added that the lecture series would soon become a household name, in less than no time.
He urged all the staff to go into farming, as he promised that after retirement he would be going into farming.
Alagoa, appealed to all, to always learn more to expand their knowledge to progress further in their undertaking.
Also, Stanley Oruyeigha, of the Central Bank and guest lecturer, with the topic ‘Accessing Federal Government Grants and Loans’, said that the grants and loans was the initiative of the Federal Government and the CBN.
Oruyeigha, said they do not need any document to give loan or grants to any Federal Government worker, but only the Bank Verification Number because when logged in all information of the customer will show.
He said that most of the loan interest had been reduced for customers, because of COVID-19 pandemic, ravaging the world.
The guest lecturer, said most of the CBN loans or grants required no collateral, as most people do not have or do not want to present anything.
He said that the Anchor Borrowers Programme, introduced by President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015, has helped many Nigerians in many ways.
On her part, Dr Ulumma Mariere, of the Department of Community Medicine, FMC, in her lectures, urged all staff of FMC, to take care of their health as healthcare givers.
She praised them for their selfless efforts in the Frontline to care for those that are sick with various diseases, in the hospital.
Mariere, said healthcare givers have challenges facing them in many ways, while most of the staff do not carry out medical check up on themselves.
She, said most healthcare givers die without knowing that they are sick, adding that some collapsed, some sleep and never wake up again.
The high point of the event was a jogging/ road work, as part of activities lined up to mark the end of year programme.