NANNM Holds 9th Conference, Elect New Leaders

Rivers State Chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives has concluded its 9th Quadrennial Delegates Conference in Port Harcourt with the election of new officers to pilot the affairs of the association n the State.

The conference which took place in the state capital saw the emergence of Comrade Adaku Briget Nwosu as the new chairperson of the association, with Comr. Evans Nwala as the vice. Others elected includes Ogba Nkechinyere as Treasurer, Monica Obomanu, as financial secretary while Lemi Christian clinched the position of PRO, Udeme Augustian Benedine and Patience Amadi also emerged State Auditor I and II respectively.

Speaking after the election, the chairperson of NANNM, Comrade Adaku Briget expressed appreciation to the delegates for their comportment and electing her to the position, stating that the mandate was a great responsibility entrusted to her and the executives to serve the association.

She promised to work assiduously to build on the legacies left behind by her predecessor, adding that under her leadership, the state branch of the association will be brought to the limelight in the scheme of the national body.

The new chairman expressed appreciation to the national president of NANNM who was represented by the national financial secretary and the representatives of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity and that of the State chairman of Labour Congress Mrs. Beatrice Itubo.

In a chat with the media, Comrade Adaku appealed to the members in the State to work with the new executive to move the association forward, promising to consider all requests raised by the association during the conference.

Also speaking the former chairman of the association, Comrade Mrs. Regina Kuru expressed confidence in the new executives, explaining that the association under her leadership achieved some laudable milestones during her tenure.

She appealed to the state government to consider the recruitment of more nurses and midwives in the state hospitals and health centres emphasizing that the existing manpower in the health sector has become inadequate and over laboured.

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