HISTORY

ABOUT US

The Nigerian Universities Nursing Students’ Association (NUNSA) is the official umbrella body of all University Nursing Students’ studying in a recognized and accredited department of Nursing in Nigeria. It is the official student arm of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) as well as the students’ wing of the University Graduate of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA/GNAN).

NUNSA National
Our Brief
Name: Nigerian Universities Nursing Students’ Association
Abbreviation: NUNSA
Establishment: 1966
Type: Non-Profit students’ organization
Purpose: Representation of Nigerian University Nursing Students at Local, National and International level.
Headquarters: NANNM National Secretariat, Abuja, Nigeria
Official Language: English
Parent Organization: University Graduate of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA)
Affiliation: NANNM, NMCN, WACN, WANSA, ANNE, ENSA, ICN, ANNSI
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OUR HISTORY

In 1966, a group of students founded NUNSA at the University of Ibadan, a year after the start of Nursing degree in the University in 1965 to represent Nigerian University Nursing Students in Nigeria and the Diaspora, bringing the Nigerian Nursing students together as one body to discuss ideas, share information, and voice their opinions and concerns. Since then, the Nigerian Universities Nursing Students Association has grown and evolved into one large student representative body. NUNSA attained a full membership status of the African Novice Nurses and Students’ Initiative (ANNSI) and International Council of Nurses in 2018, creating an environment for research collaboration and opportunity for recognition and Internship at WHO, WMA, WCEA, UNFPA, UN, and the likes along with 1.5 million Nursing students in over 150 countries in Africa and worldwide.
NUNSA as a national association was in existence in three universities – University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, and University of Nigeria with one national body. Following the death of the then National President, Mr. Babalola, a five man commitee headed by Mr. Joseph Chibuzo Anyanwu ( then National Secretary) piloted the affairs of the association until year 2009 when a new national executives was inaugurated at University of Nigeria Enugu Campus. Mr. Obinna Okafor who later became the pioneer president of the new NUNSA, Mr. Goodluck Nshi of the present-day UGONSA, Mr. Chijioke Nwodo (UNEC Chapter President) Mr. Sambo from Niger Delta and Mr. Anyanwu then Lecturer at School of Nursing UNTH, Enugu walked tirelessly, connected other NUNSA chapters existing in Nigeria then, and brought the national NUNSA back to life in University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, in the year 2009. It was in that meeting presided by Nwodo Chijioke that Mr.Obinna emerged as the pioneer president of the resuscitated national NUNSA. From then, the national NUNSA has been in existence with successive national executive members until today.
After the revival of NUNSA National in UNN in 2009 with Obinna Okafor as president with the likes of Yasir Sani Moddibo, Innocent, Goodluck Nshi and other present, the tenure proceeded to mobilize universities and set up a structure.
In September 2009, they met at Agbor while attending the then UGONSA meeting, and deliberated on major aspects of the present constitution including the rotational presidency and number of national positions, division of country into 3 zones then (East, West & North), grouping of national positions in the zoning formula, and achieved consensus on adoption of delegate voting system.
NUNSA as a national association was in existence in three universities – University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, and University of Nigeria with one national body. Following the death of the then National President, Mr. Babalola, a five man commitee headed by Mr. Joseph Chibuzo Anyanwu ( then National Secretary) piloted the affairs of the association until year 2009 when a new national executives was inaugurated at University of Nigeria Enugu Campus. Mr. Obinna Okafor who later became the pioneer president of the new NUNSA, Mr. Goodluck Nshi of the present-day UGONSA, Mr. Chijioke Nwodo (UNEC Chapter President) Mr. Sambo from Niger Delta and Mr. Anyanwu then Lecturer at School of Nursing UNTH, Enugu walked tirelessly, connected other NUNSA chapters existing in Nigeria then, and brought the national NUNSA back to life in University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, in the year 2009. It was in that meeting presided by Nwodo Chijioke that Mr.Obinna emerged as the pioneer president of the resuscitated national NUNSA. From then, the national NUNSA has been in existence with successive national executive members until today.
After the revival of NUNSA National in UNN in 2009 with Obinna Okafor as president with the likes of Yasir Sani Moddibo, Innocent, Goodluck Nshi and other present, the tenure proceeded to mobilize universities and set up a structure.
In September 2009, they met at Agbor while attending the then UGONSA meeting, and deliberated on major aspects of the present constitution including the rotational presidency and number of national positions, division of country into 3 zones then (East, West & North), grouping of national positions in the zoning formula, and achieved consensus on adoption of delegate voting system.

PAST PRESIDENTS
1966-1992 UI (UNKNOWN)
1992-2004 NR. ELUJOBA
2004-2006 LATE NR. BABALOLA
2006-2009 5-MAN COMMITTE PILOTED NUNSA AFFAIRS
2009-2010 NR. OBINNA OKAFOR
2010-2011 NR. EGORP EMMANUEL
2011-2013 NR. EEBIKEFI BELIEVE UGOUWONI
2013-2014 NR. OZU FREDERICK
2014-2015 NR. TOBA ODUMOSU
2015-2016 NR. SANI YUSUF ADAMU
2016-2017 NR. EDMUND ONWUKA
2017-2018 NR. IBRAHIM SAGIR ADO
2018-2019 NR. FAWOLE ISREAL
2019-2021 NR. REUBEN ZIRAHGI MARKUS
2021-2022 NR. KHADIJA MOTUNRAYO MUSA
MEMBER SCHOOLS
AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA (ABU)
AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY, EKPOMA (AAU)
AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY (ABUAD)
BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO (BUK)
ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU (ABSU)
BABCOCK UNIVERSITY (BABCOCK)
NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY (UNIZIK)
BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MARKURDI (BSU)
BINGHAM UNIVERSITY, NASARAWA STATE.
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, IFE (OAU)
CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY (COOU) (FOMERLY ANAMBRA STATE UNIVERSITY)
BOWEN UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF BENIN (UNIBEN)
DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY (DELSU)
IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY, OKADA
USMAN DANFODIYYO UNIVERSITY, SOKOTO (UDUSOK)
EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY (EBSU)
GREGORY UNIVERSITY, UTURU, ABIA STATE
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT (UNIPORT)
EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY (EKSU)
MADONNA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS (UNILAG)
LEAD CITY UNIVERSITY (LOU)
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA (UNN)
ACHIEVERS UNIVERSITY, OWO, ONDO STATE
UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI (UNIMAID)
ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (ESUT)
UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR (UNICAL)
UNIVERSITY OF JOS (UNIJOS)
IMO STATE UNIVERSITY (IMSU)
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN (UNIBADAN)
KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY (KASU)
UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN (UNILORIN)
LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY (LASU)
LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OGBOMOSO (LAUTECH)
NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA (NOUN)
ONDO STATE UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES LAJE ROAD, ONDO, ONDO STATE
OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY (OOU) AGO-IWOYE, OGUN
OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY (UNIOSUN)
NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY (NDU), WILBERFORCE ISLAND, BAYELSA
ZAMFARA STATE UNIVERSITY (ZSU), ZAMFARA STATE.
EVANGEL UNIVERSITY AKAEZE
RIVER STATE UNIVERSITY
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY BIRNIN KEBBI
ALHAKIM UNIVERSITY

ABOUT NUNSA

The purpose of creating NUNSA was to integrate Nursing students across Universities in Nigeria and to allow its members to take their vision and making them a reality. NUNSA allows its members to create an impact at the local, National and International level on many global health topics through carrying out activities.
The Nigerian Universities Nursing Students’ Association (NUNSA) is the only official pre-professional body that caters for the welfare, academic progress of all Nigerian Universities students studying to be future Nurses across the nation and in Diaspora. Our main aim is to motivate and inspire the pristine learning and practice of Nursing in tandem with global standards. To attain this, we function under the mentorship of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria (NMCN), motherly care of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), the tutelage of International Council of Nurses (ICN), and in affiliation to the West Africa Nursing Students Association (WANSA). 3110339891
NUNSA, a non-governmental, non-profit oriented body, since, inception NUNSA has expanded from one nursing student’s association and 300 members to about 45 universities and convering them to various fields, conferences, training and workshops amongst others, locally, nationally and internationally, thereby creating an access to opportunities such as professional and research exchanges, and opportunity for recognition and internship at WHO, WFPHA, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN, etc.
NUNSA, over the past years, have established official relations and partnership with notable Ministries and other government agencies like ICN, NANDA, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) etcetera. In the same manner, NUNSA—and its various standing committees, 7 in number—have been in collaboration with numerous non-governmental organizations championing the course of health, of the vulnerable (women, children, adolescents), disadvantaged, less privileged and neglected segment of our society, earning itself a global voice for all through advocacy, outreaches, projects, and empowerment programs. NUNSA also advocates on issues affecting her members, the nursing profession and the right to health of every Nigerian.
NUNSA as a national association was in existence in three universities – University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, and University of Nigeria with one national body. Following the death of the then National President, Mr. Babalola, a five man commitee headed by Mr. Joseph Chibuzo Anyanwu ( then National Secretary) piloted the affairs of the association until year 2009 when a new national executives was inaugurated at University of Nigeria Enugu Campus. Mr. Obinna Okafor who later became the pioneer president of the new NUNSA, Mr. Goodluck Nshi of the present-day UGONSA, Mr. Chijioke Nwodo (UNEC Chapter President) Mr. Sambo from Niger Delta and Mr. Anyanwu then Lecturer at School of Nursing UNTH, Enugu walked tirelessly, connected other NUNSA chapters existing in Nigeria then, and brought the national NUNSA back to life in University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, in the year 2009. It was in that meeting presided by Nwodo Chijioke that Mr.Obinna emerged as the pioneer president of the resuscitated national NUNSA. From then, the national NUNSA has been in existence with successive national executive members until today.
After the revival of NUNSA National in UNN in 2009 with Obinna Okafor as president with the likes of Yasir Sani Moddibo, Innocent, Goodluck Nshi and other present, the tenure proceeded to mobilize universities and set up a structure.
In September 2009, they met at Agbor while attending the then UGONSA meeting, and deliberated on major aspects of the present constitution including the rotational presidency and number of national positions, division of country into 3 zones then (East, West & North), grouping of national positions in the zoning formula, and achieved consensus on adoption of delegate voting system.
NUNSA as a national association was in existence in three universities – University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, and University of Nigeria with one national body. Following the death of the then National President, Mr. Babalola, a five man commitee headed by Mr. Joseph Chibuzo Anyanwu ( then National Secretary) piloted the affairs of the association until year 2009 when a new national executives was inaugurated at University of Nigeria Enugu Campus. Mr. Obinna Okafor who later became the pioneer president of the new NUNSA, Mr. Goodluck Nshi of the present-day UGONSA, Mr. Chijioke Nwodo (UNEC Chapter President) Mr. Sambo from Niger Delta and Mr. Anyanwu then Lecturer at School of Nursing UNTH, Enugu walked tirelessly, connected other NUNSA chapters existing in Nigeria then, and brought the national NUNSA back to life in University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, in the year 2009. It was in that meeting presided by Nwodo Chijioke that Mr.Obinna emerged as the pioneer president of the resuscitated national NUNSA. From then, the national NUNSA has been in existence with successive national executive members until today.
After the revival of NUNSA National in UNN in 2009 with Obinna Okafor as president with the likes of Yasir Sani Moddibo, Innocent, Goodluck Nshi and other present, the tenure proceeded to mobilize universities and set up a structure.
In September 2009, they met at Agbor while attending the then UGONSA meeting, and deliberated on major aspects of the present constitution including the rotational presidency and number of national positions, division of country into 3 zones then (East, West & North), grouping of national positions in the zoning formula, and achieved consensus on adoption of delegate voting system.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

For the over 42 Nigerian Universities Nursing Students Association chapters to work together, NUNSA national body has created an organizational structure that facilitates the achievement of goals and coordination of all activities. The main pillars of NUNSA international structure are as follows:

 

The Executive council

The Executive Council is responsible for the daily running of the association and deals with issues such as publicity, internal and external relations, administration, finances, fundraising, partnerships, and correspondence. It consists of;

  1. The President
  2. The Vice President
  3. The General Secretary
  4. Assistant General Secretary
  5. Financial secretary
  6. The Treasurer
  7. Welfare Secretary
  8. Director of socials
  9. The Public Relations Officer I
  10. The Public Relations Officer II
  11. Editor in Chief
  12. Academic director

 

Parliament

The parliament is referred to as the NUNSA national senate arm and its members, the senators. Officers of the senate include:

  1. The Senate president,
  2. Deputy Senate president,
  3. The Clerk of the senate,
  4. The Chief whip and
  5. The Sergeant at arm.
  6. Two (2) Representative students from each department of nursing science across the nation.

 

NUNSA NATIONAL Standing Committees

NUNSA creates an impact on the local level through Nursing students and works on activities, projects, and campaigns that align with the international strategy set through NUNSA Programs and works within specific fields called Standing Committees.

The Standing Committees are 13 in number, each committee comprising of 10 members headed by a Chairman and Secretary, with focus on a specific function as the name of the committee and role implies and Nursing student-related interests:

  1. Standing Committee on National Initiatives And Development
  2. Standing Committee on Finance And  Economic Development
  3. Standing Committee on  Internal/Student Affairs, Liaison And Special Duties
  4. Standing Committee on Transportation, Foreign Affairs and Relation.
  5. Standing Committee on Education, Research and Academic Development
  6. Standing Committee on Media, Information and Communication
  7. Standing Committee on Public Health
  8. Standing Committee on Sports and Recreation
  9. Standing Committee on Commerce, Nursing Ethics and National Orientation
  10. Standing Committee on Social, Welfare and Cultural Tourism
  11. Standing Committee on Sexual and Reproductive Health
  12. Standing Committee on Mental Health
  13. Standing Committee on ICT and Capacity Building

 

National Executive Congress (NEC)

The National NUNSA congress shall comprise of all registered NUNSA chapter presidents of all university department of nursing science, the National Executives and principal officers of the legislative arms. The Congress is the highest authority and policy-making body of NUNSA, where members decide on the annual priorities, elect the national officials and vote on organizational issues. The congress convenes annually during NUNSA National Convention at the University with the hosting rights and composes of delegates/representatives of all registered member University Nursing students association. The congress scrutinizes and criticizes the activities of the standing committees, parliament and the Presidency. The congress also elects the members of the Executive Council and Officers of the Council every year.

 

Regional Coordinator

The organization has four regional coordinators representing the four regions in the country: eastern, northern, southern and western regiona  Each region is led by a regional coordinator, appointed by the National President. The regional coordinators work hand in hand with the national executives to ensure inclusiveness, developing the NUNSA National body and also to foster the outreach of the association and increase collaboration among the chapters while promoting the representation of members and the diversity of cultures within NUNSA.

 

Tenure

Each tenure lasts for only one session. The NUNSA tenure starts from each new academic session until the end after spending a session. The Executive Council and senators elected during the Convention resumes office immediately after inauguration.

 

Activities

  • Health campaign awareness
  • Seminar/webinars
  • Training Nursing Students’ in capacity building
  • Games
  • Social activities
  • Meetings
  • Community outreach
  • Empowerment programs

NUNSA NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS HISTORY

1966-2004: UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN


NUNSA was first established in the University of Ibadan a year after the start of Bachelor in Nursing Science from the said University, and a group of Nursing Students’ which are yet not known piloted the affairs of the association till the establishment of subsequent department of Nursing Science in other universities.


LATE NR. BABALOLA LED ADMINISTRATION 2004-2006


Late Comr. Babalola revitalized the association in 2005 when he hosted a national meeting at Ibadan in the month of August. The meeting planned to host a national convention and set up a 5-man committee to plan the event. His death in 2006 was a great impediment that hindered every activity until Comr. Obinna Okafor and Comr. Nshi Goodluck continued with the revitalization journey (Nr. Chidinu Christian, 2021). According to Mr. Sambo from Niger Delta University (2021), Babalola was present from 2004 until he died in 2006 on his way to West African College of Nursing. He functioned for two (2) tenures before transiting to glory.

 

5-MAN INTERIM COMMITTEE LED ADMINISTRATION 2007-2009.

Joseph Chibuzo Anyanwu who served as the UNEC NUNSA president 2005/2006 and NUNSA National Secretary from 2004- 2006 and UGONSA aka GNAN’s National Secretary 2008-2014 was the leader of the 5 man committee that piloted NUNSA affairs until 2009. The committee mobilized branch excos towards forming a new NUNSA National body. Thier then president died while in active service and was not replaced immediately due to obvious reasons (all the then executives graduated during his mourning period). However, the 5 men committee worked towards the formation of the new NUNSA. Joseph, the committee head, was present at the inaugural meeting of the new NUNSA. He gave the history of NUNSA journey so far and the challenges that awaited undergraduate nurses after graduation. He also delivered a speech on the need to attend the UGONSA meeting aka GNAN 2009 meeting at Agbor. It was at Agbor that proper rebirth of NUNSA took place, under the nurture of GNAN. Mr. Nwodoh Oliver, Mr. Obinna Okafor, Mr. Goodluck Nshi, Mr. Nwodo Chijoke and Mr. Sambo contributed positively towards the formation of the new National body. Following the marginalization of graduate Nurses in the then Federal salary scheme, where graduate nurses were placed on grade level 7, while Physiotherapy, Medical Laboratory and Radiography graduates from the same faculty were placed on level 9, and NANNM was comfortable with it. For that reason and some selfish agenda, as aclaimed by Joseph, NANMN executives with the millions of unaccounted 3% check off dues they (the committee) had to joined GNAN and initiated the struggle for proper placement of graduate Nurses. History will not forget the efforts of Chief Solomon Egwuenu, and Mr. Goodluck Nshi and a host of others who initiated the struggle for internship for graduate Nurses. There is still a lot to do for Nigerian Nursing Profession. This can be achieved better and faster with the active participation of graduate Nurses in UGONSA .” –Nr. Joseph Chibuzo Anyanwu. NN Past Leader (2021)

“NUNSA in 2007-2009 had the care taker committee of five 5-man Interim government which was formed in August 2006 at the University of Ibadan to carry on with the association and amend the then national constitution that committee had; these were Comrade Sambo Baralate from NDU, Comrade Jegede the then LAUTECH president, Comrade Chinedu from EBSU and 2 others.” –Nr. Sambo NDU (2021)

In 2007, Comrade Sambo, then a student and immediate past president NUNSA NDU following an admonition by the then NANNM national President called for a delegate meeting in Bayelsa and made all arrangements to host 14 Universities. None of the invited schools appeared on that day and not even any other member of the caretaker committee.

In 2008, Comrade Sambo, then a corper posted to EBSU and Comrade Chinedu liaised with Comrade Obinna and Nshi goodluck to convene the Enugu 2009 delegate meeting that birthed the modern day NUNSA. According to Nr. Chidinu Christian (2021, during the revitalization at Enugu, Nwodoh Chijioke Oliver (UNN president) was the host while the meeting was presided over by Comrade Chidobu Christian and Comr Sambo L. It was in that meeting presided over by 2 of the 5-man care taker committee set up in 2006 (Sambo and Chinedu) that Comrade Obinna was nominated and unanimously elected to become National Chairman/ president — Comr. CJ

 

NR. OBINNA OKAFOR LED ADMINISTRATION 2009/2010 ACHIEVEMENTS


★ Mobilization of universities to join NUNSA National – from about 5 Universities at the resuscitation in UNN 2009 to 14 at the first national convention in April/May 2010.
★ The successful hosting of the convention at EBSU, Ebonyi state.
★ Appointment of some national patrons and advisers
★ First meeting with Nursing Council Registrar and team – Olanipekun, to mainly introduce the body and determine status of internship.
★ Selection and adoption of the Nursing anthem was in 2011 during the national convention at Ebonyi.

 

NR. EMMANUEL EGORP LED ADMINISTRATION 2010/2011 ACHIEVEMENTS

Brief Biography: At the EBSU national convention, Comr. Emmanuel became the national President after serving as Pioneer NUNSA Chapter president at UNIJOS in 2005/2006

EXECUTIVES: Below are the list of executives 2010/2011: President – Egorp Emmanuel- UNIJOS, Vice President – Julius Emasailume – EBSU, Gen. Secretary – Chinyere Ezenwegbu- LAUTECH, Treasurer – Habu Haruna- UNIMAID, Finance sec. – Harry Idiaru – IMSU, Welfare Sec I- Fadebi Olatunde – UNIBEN, Welfare II – Okpala Chidi – UNIJOS, Provost – Nwabueze Chimezie – UNEC, Jackson Philip- PRO I – ABSU, Chukusa Ogechi – PRO II- DELSU, Nasiru Bawa Shagari – PRO II – ABU, Pius Averson – Editor-in-Chief – UNIJOS.


In terms of ACHIEVEMENTS of the 2010/2011 tenure, the president and his executives were able to:
★ Increase stakeholder’s engagement (both with individuals and offices) for the purpose of popularizing NUNSA, increase collaboration and support, and commencement of “Fresh Graduate Internship Scheme” through several courtesy visits (for which most were the first time from nursing students) on NANNM, NMCN, National University Commission (NUC), Head of Service/Office of the Head of Service (OHoS), Minister of Health and Minister for State, Permanent Secretary and Director Hospital Service (FMoH), Director of Nursing, former Registrars of NMCN including a few members of NASS.
★ Organize the first peaceful rally (demonstration) for approval of internship for fresh graduate students and appointment of a Director of Nursing Service at the FMoH – which up until then, had only a Deputy Director of Nursing Service. We also moved to Nursing and Midwifery Council as well as NANNM and submitted our petitions. The rally had over 15 universities’ delegations present and was a huge success. It shot down movements at the head of service building and ministry of health and brought about the appointment of a Director of Nursing three months after (November 2010 and January 2011) while kick-starting intense discussions among all top relevant stakeholders on the internship approval led by Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu.
★ Initiate and organize the first Joint Basic/Degree Nursing Student Conference, geared towards sensitizing students of both SON/SOM/Undergraduates to work in unity, as a way to improve relations between staff nurses too. This also started the very pioneer consideration of having a joint nursing student’s association. The Northern region conference held in Jos, Plateau State (UNIJOS/SON JUTH) and Southern region in Bayelsa State (NDU/State SON). Over six SON and universities attended each. Apart from the seminars, football matches were played between the SON & Universities (Aug. & Sept. 2010)
★ Organize the West Africa Nursing Students’ Conference in June/July, 2011 at the College of Nursing, University of Legon, Accra, Ghana and founded the West African Nursing Students Association (WANSA) to boost exchange of knowledge and skill among West African Nursing Students.
★ Appointment of more patrons and staff advisers as well as commencement of the discussion with NANNM to have student representation on the NAC.
★ Visitation of all three NUNSA zones at the time (East – UNIPORT, NDU/SON, Enugu UNEC SON, Madonna Uni., West – UI/SON, LAUTech, LUTH SON, and North – ABU, Bauchi SON, SON JUTH etc) for sensitization and both invitation for joint conference and mobilization of universities to join NUNSA.
★ Successful organization of National Convention; Abuja 2011 – using the NUC auditorium/Federal Government College, Apo, with over 25 universities in attendance and a couple of SON delegates.
★ Wrote the First Official Draft of the NUNSA National constitution.
★ Maiden adoption of the current Nurses Anthem – “Nurses are Great, Nurses are Caring” composed and song by Jane Uzoma Ogugua (UNIZIK 2010). We (including the composer), also visited NANNM and NMCN with CD copies of the anthem and proposed that the anthem be adopted as the official anthem for Nigeria Nurses. We are proud that today, it is the National Nurses Anthem. Jane Ogugua currently has a copyright on the anthem, as it is her global right and intellectual property.

 

NR. EBIKEFI BELIEVE UGOUWONI’S LED ADMINISTRATION AUG. 2011-JAN. 2013 ACHIEVEMENTS


Bibliography: Comr. Believe administration as NUNSA National President started on 10 August 2011 with his victory at the general elections that was conducted on the last day of the Abuja National Convention. The Convention was staged by the then National president of the Association (Comr. Emmanuel Egorp) at FGC Apo legislative quarters Apo. The Convention started on the 6th through 10th September 2011.
He successfully handed over the baton of leadership to Comr. Ozu Fredrick in January 2013 during the Association’s National Convention in NYSC Orientation Camp Kaima Town in Bayelsa state, who was his Chief of Staff and at same time the president of NUNSA UNICAL chapter. Though the administration was supposed to be for a year but lasted beyond due to exigencies beyond our control. The exigencies include:
The devastating effect of 2012 flood which started in July and ended November 2012 leaving several roads in the South-south that connects to Bayelsa state unusable thereby hindered the staging of the Convention in September 2012. The VC’s disapproval to use school Hostel to accommodate students due to renovation works that was ongoing as a resultant consequence of the 2012 Flood.


EXECUTIVES: The Executives of the 2011-2013 Administration are: Ebikefi Believe Ugouwoni (National President-NDU), Stephen Ugwoke (Vice- President) from UNIJOS, Chigbo Ezeigbo (Nat. Secretary) from ABSU, Charity Onyefuseonu (Welfare Sec 2) from UNIBEN, Nwaeme (Editor-in-Chief) from UNIJOS, Omovie Tega (Welfare Sec 1) from UNIPORT, Adams Victoria (assistant secretary) from IGBINEDION, Hafsat Aliyu (Director of socials) from UNIMAID, Joseph Iliya (Financial secetary) from ABU, Ogbuewi (treasurer) from EBSU, Onwe Uchena (DOS 2) from EBSU, Nwagboso yusuf K (PRO 1) from ABU, Adamu Usman (provost) from UNIMAID, Olatunde Julius (PRO 3) from LAUTECH, Iboroma Ikuli Joseph (COS) from NDU, Anakwe Chidiebele (PRO 2) from UNEC


ACHIEVEMENTS:
The 2011-2013 Administration was able to achieve the following facts stated below with the help of past and present NUNSA National Officials and also the effort of past and serving NUNSA Chapter presidents:
★ Production of the Maiden Edition of the NUNSA National Magazine tagged NIGHTINGALES PRODIGIES.
★ The implementation of Induction of Graduate Nurses as regular practice as a requirement for starting internship nationwide. This was achieved through the release of a memo mandating all Universities to kick start the practice and sustaining it by NMCN.
★ Several courtesy visit to known and newly established stakeholders and decision makers (NANNM, UGONSA/GNAN, DNS- FMOH, MOH, REGISTRAR- NMCN-DR.MRS EC AZUIKE, PROFESSORS IN NURSING, HODS of NUSRING DEPARTMENTS, Dean of Nursing Faculty, VCs, etc) to reinforce the struggle for internship already initiated by previous administrations.
★ The reintegration of aggrieved chapters of NUNSA into the National body (OAU, BABCOCK and University of Ibadan chapters) and induction of new chapters into the National body (UNILAG, AAU-EKPOMA, UNILORIN, MADDONA UNIVERSITY). It is worthy to note that AAU-EKPOMA’S Delegates were part of those who birthed the FRED OZU administration.
★ Successful hosting of the 2nd edition of zonal convention in Abia state University , Uturu as a means of fostering unity amongst students of SON and Undergraduate Nurses in line with my predecessor’s (Comr. Emmanuel Egorp) vision.
★ The National Convention in which the foundation for the 2nd ABUJA INTERNSHIP Rally was planned by Nursing leaders present, Elections conducted and power was successfully handed over for the next Administration to execute the planned Rally.
★ The Bayelsa National Convention of September 2013 led to the emergence of the Maiden Beauty Queen of the Association tagged MISS NUNSA NATIONAL-NIGHTINGALE (Miss Jennifer Ozi from NDU)
★ The then National VP (COMR. STEVEN UGWOKE from UNIJOS) was able to initiate the registration of the Association with CAC.

 


NR. FREDERICK OZU O. LED ADMINISTRATION ACHIEVEMENTS JAN. 2013-2014 RESPECTIVELY


Brief biography: Sir (Sen.) Ozu O. Frederick was the NUNSA national president who led the “Aluta Action Comrades” a.k.a NUNSA United comrade family in NUNSA from 2013 through 2014 on general request from Nursing students nationwide during a general Congress held in Abuja when the internship protests are ongoing to ensure all matters concerning graduate nurses internship are finalized and set for approval and implementation due to the high level of activism initiated by the then executives of NUNSA Nationwide on internship for graduate nurses. I’m of the great University of Calabar, Calabar.


EXECUTIVES: Executive members of NUNSA national 2013/2014 led exco, highly known for activism in nursing profession; Sir (Sen.) Ozu O. Frederick, President from Unical., Comr. Olatunde, Vice President from O. A. U., Comr. Enewe Festus, financial secretary from DELSU, Comr. Felix Atsenogwa, P. R. O 1 from DELSU, Comr. Brethren E., P.R.O 2 from EBSU, Comr. Awe Promise, Welfare Director 1 from UNN, Comr. Oje Afoke, Welfare Director 2 from Uniben, Comr. Wasiyu Assistance Sec. Gen. from Lautech, Comr. Asemota R. Omoye, Editor-in-chief from Unical., Comr. Ajuwe Fortune Ewere, Deputy Editor-in-chief from Uniport., Comr. Obubo Dinipre, Chief of Staff to the National President from Unical., Comr. Ekubi A. Queeneth, Deputy Chief of staff from Unical., Comr. Happiness Idop Sunday, Personal Assistant to National President from Unical.

Achievements so far;
★ They succeeded in staging the mother of all protest in nursing profession with over 1, 000 student nurses from all universities nationwide studying nursing science in Nigeria for the purpose of graduate nurses internship approval, which have changed the status of nursing profession today in Nigeria.
★ They drafted a new Constitution for NUNSA of which they are using till date.
★ NUNSA national was before his tenure operating a three zonal system e.g. the northern, Eastern and Southern neglecting Western zone. But they initiated the four zonal system in NUNSA national which stands till date in operation e.g. northern zone, southern zone, Eastern zone and Western zone through the new constitution drafted.
★ They created the NUNSA National parliament with principal offices shared across the four zones of NUNSA national in a rotation formula while the first Senate President was set by the administration after ours.
★ Collaborate with WANSA to stage the best and biggest ever international convention that open the eyes of many NUNSITES on international nursing matters.
★ Collaborate with NANNNA ( National Association of Nigeria Nurses in North America) to organize conventions in UNN, UNIBEN and UNILAG to exchange knowledge in nursing practice abroad and Nigeria which has seen a lot of NUNSITES practicing nursing abroad today.
★ Succeeded inducting NUNSA in many universities in Nigeria both young and old e.g. Ambrose Ali University, Unilorin, Usman Danfodiyo University, Osun State University, Lagos State University, etc.
★ They also organized the most pleasurable NUNSA national convention at the University of Calabar cum Tinapa international business resort. With over 1000 students in attendance from all schools, and 560 students from University of Calabar alone.
In all the achievements, the president and his executives worked together as one big family to achieve them from chapter president/executives to Nationals.

 

NR. ODUMOSU TOBA’S LED ADMINISTRATION 2014/2015 ACHIEVEMENTS

NUNSA National President Odumosu toba Launches Website for Student Association, Appeals for Support. Comr. Toba Odumosu’s administration launched Nunsa’s novel website in 2015
Date Posted: 18/Aug/2015
Early this year, a two day workshop was held between the National association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), the Nigerian Universities Nursing Students Association (NUNSA) and the National Association of Nigeria Student Nurses and Midwives (NANSNM).
At this workshop, the National Executives and President of the Nigerian Universities Nursing Students’ Association (NUNSA) and the National Association of Nigeria Student Nurses and Midwives (NANSNM) resolved amongst others “that a secured and reliable website be launched for prompt exchange of information between students, student leaders, resource persons, mentors and the professional association”
Barely four months after the meeting, the Odumosu Toba led administration have put words into action and launched a website for Nigerian universities Nursing students. The website www.nunsa.org which is still under construction according to the NUNSA National President Odumosu Oloruntoba would be fully functional as soon as work is finished on it.
According to President Odumosu, the website is a premium one which is expected to host a personal profile portal for all nursing students in Nigeria. We are working with heads of departments and principals of schools of nursing to create an online account for each student. We believe the website would be a good platform for needful and progressive interactions for the progress of the association and invariably nursing profession. He added that on completion, student nurses would be able to amongst others; register for conventions online, get direct notifications on opportunities and programs and also receive academic support materials in the form of synopsis.
President Odumosu expressed appreciation to Nursingworld Nigeria and Nurse Aloa Jide an alumnus of the association for the important role they have played in kick starting this website project in donations and technical support. He appealed for financial support for its speedy completion.
Finally, He reassured Nigerian student nurses of his uncompromising commitment to the alleviation of the problems surrounding our professional emancipation vis-a-vis internship implementation and expressed optimism in the light of some recent developments, reaffirming that without doubt; it would see the light of day very soon.
Financial support for the NUNSA website project should be made to the Nigerian university Nursing students association Diamond Bank account 0066998360 or Ecobank account 4013003710. The National NUNSA President can be reached on 08034716918

 

NR. SANI YUSUF ADAMU TAKALMAWA’s LED ADMINISTRATION 2015/2016 ACHIEVEMENTS


Bibliography: At the National Convention in Abuja, Comr Sani was elected as the NUNSA National President after keenly contested elections. Their tenure began on the 19th of December, 2015 and ended 15th December, 2016. They recognized the efforts of NUNSA heroes past on the actualization of internship for graduate Nurses, hence it’s important to also state that the struggles finally yielded during the 2015/2016 session under the administration of Comr. Nr. Sani Yusuf Adamu administration in which Comr. Felix served as National Vice president.


EXECUTIVES: President Sani Yusuf BUK, V. President Felix, C Obasi UNIPORT, Sec. Gen. Chukwuma Brown ABSU, Ass Sec Gen Ati Awashima UNIJOS, Fin Sec. Izuchukwu Daniel EBSU, Academic Dir. Chinaza Mercy UNIZIK, Social Director Sam Danladi UNIMAID, PRO kupoluyi Temidayo OAU, Sport Director Okwenna Damian UNIPORT, Sen President Ogunjobi Yemi OAU, NUNSA Clerk Fahad Umar Bassa ABU


ACHIEVEMENTS
★ UNIFICATION; unifying the university nursing students and the school of nursing students to achieve a common goal through co-hosting convention, symposium and collaborative programs.
★ INTERNSHIP; The long awaited internship was finally achieved during our administration through lobbying, writing letters and sustained follow ups and meeting with key political figures including the then Minister of health Prof Isaac Adewole, head of service Mrs. Winifred Oyo-ita and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mohammed Ali Ndume. We were also opportune to send delegates to the National Council on establishments meeting held in Minna, Niger state from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd July, 2016.
★ Launching of the book, “With internship in nursing, what next?” Written by the clerk of the Senate Nr Fahad Umar Bassa of the department of Nursing sciences, Ahmadu bello University, Zaria. Representative of the Senate majority leader Sen Mohammed Ndume Ali was also in attendance at the symposium.
★ One week National executive council meeting and symposium held in Bayero University, Kano in partnership with the Kano state NANNM on capacity building and effective leadership.
★ COURTESY VISITS; Courtesy visits were paid to our parent association: UGONSA national secretariat at Ebonyi state and we were received by the National Secetary Nr. Goodluck, I. Nshi and other executive members. Also a courtesy visit was paid to the NANNM national president, Comr. AbdulRafiu A. Adeniji which all yielded good negotiation and deliberations on ways forward to move the association to the next level. Various departments of Nursing in the federation were not left out in the courtesy visits.
★ NATIONAL CONVENTION; We marked the end of the tenure with a national convention held at both the Bayero University Kano and the Amino Kano University teaching hospital, with over 20 department of Nursing both from the Universities and schools of Nursing in attendance.

 

NR. EDMUND ONWUKA LED ADMINISTRATION 2016/2017 ACHIEVEMENTS [2]

He took over from President Sani and Handed over to President Sagir.
★ They produced the first printed NUNSA National Constitution, which was amended September 2017 by the members of the constitution review committee ( Sen. Ekwonu Immaculate Uju-Senate President (Unijos), Sen. Shittu Aminat-Dep. Senate President (O.AU.), Sen. Fii Tornubari Samuel-Clerk of the Senate (UNIZIK), Sen. Fahad Umar Bassa-Member (ABU Zaria), Sen. Uzomba Chinwendu Vera-Memeber (IUO), Sen. Chimereze Caleb-Member (UNN), Sen. Mokeme Winfred Amara-Member (UNIBEN), Sen. Patrick Onyeka-Member (NDU), Sen. Esther Noah-Member (I.U.O), Sen. Jibril Abubakar-Member (UNIJOS), Sen. Okoi Eugene-Member (UNICAL).
★ Just before their regime, the Nursing internship was signed into law under the civil service Act in 2016 under President Sani.
★ The regime ensured the internship program was commenced in most federal and state government designated health facilities across the country.
★ Strengthened the NUNSA National senate.
★ Produced a magazine which we hoped will be an annual event. These are the few core things we actualized in 2017 before having our annual convention.
★ Held National Convention
★ Sen Uju tenure published the 1st Constitution. Before then, she was a senator during Dani’s regime, but when the constitution was printed and endorsed as a working document, she was the senate President. Sen Uju made a number of visits to various schools during her time, to UNICAL, UNIPORT, ABU Zaria, and UNN, including UNIBEN. The zones were covered up during that period.

 

NR. IBRAHIM SAGIR ADO LED ADMINISTRATION 2017/2018 ACHIEVEMENTS

Brief biography: Comr. Ibrahim Sagir Ado former NUNSA National president 2017/18 apex office of this great union was handed over to him and his Vice Comr. Fahad Umar Basa of ABU Zaria by President Edmund from UNN 2016/17 . The president graduated from Igbinedion University Okada. He served as NUNSA NATIONAL President in the 2017/2018 academic session. He took over from Comr. Egorp Emmanuel as National president on 11 September 2011 in Abuja. He handed over to Comr Ozu Fredrick in 2013.
★ Visitation /meeting with the Hon.Minister of Health
★ Visitation/meeting with NANNM national body
★ Visited the NATIONAL ASSEMBLY at Abuja.
★ They were also opportune to visit the Director of Nursing Service of the Federation, Mrs Franca
★ They were also opportune to visit The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria led by Alhaji Umar Farouq.
★ They were also opportune to organise a Nationwide Program for Nursing Informatics, which was held at the South-South convention in Calabar, Also at the Northern convention at ABU Zaria, and Also at the Eastern convention and some parts of other regions of Nigeria.
★ Also during their tenure they had the opportunity to have visited most of the schools that were accredited and offering BNSc Nursing.
★ They were also opportune to make for provision of office and permission to hold meetings in the NANNM National office.
★ Also successfully changed the signatories of NUNSA NATIONAL account, and in the president possession is the Association checkbooks and some documents relevant to NUNSA NATIONAL and whenever he’s chanced he’ll try to hand it over.
★ Also we were able to have a Successful National convention at Abuja during my tenure and many more achievements not mentioned.

 

NR. FAWOLE ISREAL LED ADMINISTRATION Jan. 2019-July 2020 ACHIEVEMENTS

★ Total Rebranding of NUNSA National.
★ Active Media Activities.
★ Creation of National NUNSA Structures. (Standing Committees)
★ Hosted National Executive Council Meetings.
★ Active Partnership with ANNSI and 4 other Diaspora associations.
★ Full Establishment of NUNSA PRESS
★ Medical Outreaches
★ Health Education Webinars
★ Held in partnership with Institute of Nursing Research: A 5 days Research Capacity Building Conference.
★ Establishment of Journal Clubs across Citadel of Learning.
★ Wrote a New Constitution for the Proposed NINSA (NIGERIAN NURSING STUDENTS ASSOCIATION)
★ Expansion of NUNSA Chapters.
★ Advocacy for Nurse Justina (Who died of Ebola Virus)
★ Participation at the NursingNow inauguration and Activities in Nigeria.
★ Creation of the new NUNSA National Logo

 

NR. REUBEN ZIRAHGI MARKUS’S LED ADMINISTRATION July 2020- August 2021

The Reuben’s led Administration took over from Nr. Fawole’s after staying long overdue resulted by the pandemic on the 30th July 2020 after an online election marked the first in history of NUNSA as initiated by the immediate past administration with a vote of 67.3% against his opposition Comr. Adam Wakkala.

EXECUTIVES: Nr. Reuben Zirahgi Markus – President, Nr. Ogwuma David – VP, Comr. Jude Ojobor – SecGen., Nr. Abdulmalik Zubairu Yerima – Asst. Sec Gen., Comr. Khadija Motunrayo Musa-Fin Sec, Nr. Pelumie – Treasurer, Nr. Emmanuel Adebayo – Editor-in-chief, Comr. Moses Agbasianya – DoA, Comr. Sadiq – DoS, Comr. Felicia – PRO 1, Comr. Esther – PRO 2.


ACHIEVEMENTS:
★ Creation of NUNSA National novel website www.nunsa.org.ng with the support of Gentry Stack.

Opening of NUNSA National Bank Account with Zenith bank with the recommendation of UGONSA National considering NUNSA as the students wing of the Association.
★ Visitation/meeting to NMCN with Registrar Dr Faruk Abubakar Umar
★ Visitation/Meeting with NANNM National and some State NANNM, DNS, HODs, Professors in Nursing on reforming Nursing profession, Movement of SON to Universities, Victimization of Nursing Students’ and Nurses, Use of professional title, extravagant fees charged by chapter in the name of council fees, Internship and Placement.
★ Meeting with the DNS FMOH Nr. Veronica Okolo on issues of Internship and Placement, NUNSA National Convention.
★ Meeting with the HOCSF on the removal of Intern on grade level of scheme of Service in Abuja after writing a petition through NANS.
★ Seminars, Webinars and health awareness campaign.
★ Establishment of partnership with sister Association in Diaspora such as ZACOSU, UNSAG, ZANASU, ANNSI, NAFTRANS, ILIMIKI (Indonesia).
★ Collaboration with ICN/ANNSI/WCEA to provide career building capacity to Nursing Students ‘through providing over 100 online trainings with certifications.

★ Writing NUNSA National history for the first time and planning to upload on prominent web engine including Wikipedia.
★ Harmonizing medical students all together that’s NUNSA, NiMSA, NARS, NIMELSSA, PANS, NAPS
★ Review of Constitution
★ Reformation of 10 NUNSA standing committees
★ Appointment of Patrons/patronesses/staff Advisers/legal Advisers/Special Advisers across the entire nation with dividends which yielded more support.
★ Creation of NUNSA National LinkedIn, YouTube channel, NUNSA Academy on Telegram and expansion of NUNSA Updates on WhatsApp from 5 to 7.
★ Incorporating Nigerian University Nursing Students studying outside the country to ensure NUNSA operation at local, national and international level.
★ Partner with NGO such as RHIA where they offered a training on FGM with certification.
★ Appointment of Minister of Health as one of the NUNSA National patron whom reply was gotten addressed to the office of NUNSA
★ Donation of textbooks to 2 College of Nursing and 1 department of Nursing.
★ Collaboration with Knowledgecite in provide all sort of soft copy textbooks for Nursing Students’
★ Partnering with Lecture Room, One Touch To Success, NMC review in training Nursing Students’ preparing for Council Examinations where we trained almost 3 sets for Nursing council and 2 sets for Midwifery Council with a greater success.
★ Ensure financial stability of NUNSA National through solicitation and support from organizations.
★ Leadership summit by the 4th Senate House under the chairmanship of Sen. Tega
★ Boost the followers of NUNSA National on all social media handles thereby portraying Positive image of Nursing and making NUNSA known all over; Facebook from 402 to 2800 plus follower’s, Instagram from 307 to 5590 followers, Twitter from 740 to 2000 plus follower’s and 1500 additional followers on WhatsApp, 2500 plus on telegram.
★ Publishing and lunching of Nursing Chronicles : NUNSA’s maiden magazine, through the office of the Editor-In-Chief
★ Establishment of new chapters such as TSU, BSU, KSU, OSU, EKSU, Leadcity university, ZSU, OOUTH.
★ Contribution in the New NMCN act and constitution review.
★ Provision of scholarship opportunity to 14 Nunsites through NursingTV and 2 Nunsites through Organization.
★ Honouring the Professors and few stakeholders of Nursing Profession in Nigeria during the International Day of Nurses and Midwives using animation for recognition.
★ Initiation of MUTU (Move Us To University) in support of the assimilation of SON to Universities together with NANSNM National. This was firstly pursued by Prof. Adelani Tijjani where he ensures the assimilation of Ekiti Teaching Hospital Ido SON, to FUOYE University.
★ Entrepreneurship training on graphic design, Cryptocurrency, Importation and Baking) through the financial Secretary(Comr. Khadija Motunrayo Musa)


OTHER KEY ACHIEVEMENTS AND CONTRIBUTION OF SOME CHAPTER LEADERSHIP
Nursing Internship Struggles
NUNSA National officials appeals for the commencement of internship for graduate nurses in Nigeria hospitals
Date Posted: 06/Sep/2017
The Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation in September 2016 issued a circular on the approval of the internship for graduates of the B.N. Sc. programme and incorporation of the programme into the Scheme of Service of the Federation. Based on the above, the Council has completed arrangements for the commencement of the internship from January 2017.”
The above message on the website of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria caused widespread jubilation among undergraduate nursing students and all who mean well for the Nursing profession in Nigeria. However, more than eight months later, the battle for the commencement of internship for graduate nurses is still on. Only University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the National Hospital Abuja are said to have placed adverts for intern nurses.
Nigerian University Nursing Student Association(NUNSA) National have written letters to all the Chief Medical Directors(CMD’s) in Nigeria to request for the commencement of the internship for graduate nurses. In a chat with our correspondent at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, the Acting General Secretary of the association, Comr. Aniefuna Chinaza, said it was unacceptable for Teaching Hospitals to publish internship job adverts without including nurses. “We are calling on all CMD’s in Nigeria to please ensure that nurses are included in their adverts for interns. We commend the CMD’s of University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Lagos University Teaching Hospital and National Hospital Abuja for setting the pace and call on other CMD’s to emulate them “.
The Director of Socials of the association, Comr. Okeke Odira Linda said Internship for graduate nurses was a right and not a privilege. She said internship is meant to bridge the gap between theory and practice and produce truly polyvalent graduate nurses.
The Clerk of the National Senate of NUNSA, Senator Fii Tornubari Samuel, commended the efforts of the executives to ensure the kick starting of internship in hospitals across Nigeria. “As an association committed to ensuring the progress of the nursing profession, we made a case for the commencement of internship and we won. We will not relent in our struggle until every graduate nurse earns a place in a hospital to perfect his/her professional skill through the internship programme.” The Clerk of the senate also said it was appalling that nurses were left out of the internship adverts of some teaching hospitals despite the approval of the scheme by the ministry of health. According to him, “Graduate nurses can no longer enroll for the NYSC scheme without the mandatory 1 year internship programme. So non-implementation of internship for graduate by CMD’s this year amounts to subjecting them to staying at home for one year after graduation. We cannot fold our arms and watch our graduates go through that.”
Comr. Aniefuna said the letter from NUNSA national appealing for the commencement of internship have reached the offices of the CMD’s of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital(NAUTH), University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital(UPTH), Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, Jos University Teaching Hospital and other teaching hospitals in Nigeria.

Key Stakeholders of chapters
Below are the list of those who never served as national executive (although did serve at chapter), but were monumentally critical the all the achievements and we’re we are together along with the various national executives.
Goodluck Nshi, Yasir Sani Moddibo (UNJOS Chapter president 2009/2010), Olayi Emmanuel – Faculty of Med. Sci. President, Innocent? – from EBSU, Comr. Samuel UNIBEN, Emmanuel UNIBEN, Oyewumi LAUTECH, Habu Haruna from UNIMAID, Comr. Rosemont from UNIPORT and so on. This record cannot be complete without mention of Yasir Sani Moddibo and a few others who were present from the first revival and struggle for recognition, to the first rally for internship and through several presidents like you mentioned. Fact is as an Association NUNSA has done so well, I am so proud that I was there when these great Leaders left their footprints on the sands of time. Comr. Obinna, Comr. Egorp, Comr. Believe, Comr. Ozu, Comr. Nshi Goodluck, Pius Averson – UNIJOS (Nat. NUNSA, Editor in Chief 2010/2011), Comr. Yaks et al.

According to Sen Frederick (2021), other notable comrades are; Nr. Chigbo, Nr. Olayi Emmanuel, Nr. Ominabo, Nr. Liberia Progress, Nr. Fortune, Nr. Akunna (ABSU), Nr. Akunna UNN, Nr. Ikuli, Nr. Suopreye, Nr. Tega, Nr. Sammy, Nr. Preston, Nr. Wisley, Nr. Godspower, Nr. Imafidon Omo, Nr. Taiwo, Nr. Dinipre, Nr. Queeneth Ekubi, Nr. Obiora, Nr. Emmanuel (UNIBEN) etc.

According to Nr. Emmanuel Egorp, the 2nd NUNSA National President: Those who contributed a lot to the struggle but were not national executives but served at chapters: Yasir Sani Modibbo is mentioned: Comr. Rosemont Iwu Uniport, Comr Emmanuel Uniben, Comr Samuel Uniben, Comr Sambo NDU, Comr Sambo Unimaid, Comr Oyewumi zachaeus Lautech, Comr Jacob UNIJOS, Comr Fortune ABSU…and so on
Yasir Sani Moddibo was almost like the de facto president 2010/2011 tenure* He was my backbone and support throughout our tenure. The second on this list for that special notable recognition is Emmanuel Olayi: formidable support and always present. I want them to be remembered in the history of my tenure as such please.

According to Nr. Believe Past NUNSA President: Some notable comrades help arranged Bayelsa zonal convention against all odds. They were Comr. Zibima suopriye (NDU), Comr. Tito Okolo (NDU), Comr. Osarunwese Samuel (UNIBEN), Collins Ogbolu -WANSA president, Alokpa TubouLayefa (SUG VP-NDU) CHARLES Iyabo (IGBINEDION), EZE Princewill (EBSU) EKIYOR Sharon (IGBINEDION) Not to forget our Father, Hon. Solomon Egwuenu, the pacesetter himself. We won’t have come this far without UGONSA/GNAN. Again, the south-south zone has been hosting zonal conventions and it’s still in existence.


Other names are: Sen. Dennis Grace, Comr. Salman Nafiu, Comr. Tahir Ibn Usman, Comr. Japhet H. Jonah, Nr. Nnaemeka Kenneth, Nr. Albishir Munir, Nr. Salako, Nr. Anjikwi Iliya, Nr. Rebecca Chioma, Bar. Iliya Manu, Bar. Akacha Handerson, Comr. Baita, Comr. Ahmad from BUK, Comr. Abdullahi Suleiman, Comr. Haruna, Comr. Maiyaki, Comr. Isa from UDUS, Comr. Gemaliura from UNIMAID, Comr. Stephen (UNICAL Chapter President), Comr. Bamisiye (UNILORIN chapter president), Comr. Hussaini Dauya, Comr. Emmanuel Agwai, Patriot Markus Anthony, Comr. Ayam, Comr. Amali, Comr. Afolabi John Ayooluwa, Comr. Halima Abdullahi, Comr. Victoria. These are also notable comrades from both within and outside Nursing that support the development of NUNSA National during Reuben’s led Administration.