NANNM conducts capacity training for new elected leaders

By Peter Usman://

National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, has conducted a week induction programme for new elected leaders across the 36 states and FCT to enable them deliver efficient and effective services during the period of their administration.

The National President of NANNM, Michael Nnachi in an address during the occasion, said that one of the objectives of the programme was to refresh the participants with the mission, vision and core values, practices, policies and primary purposes of the association.

Speaking on the role of the association, Nnachi explained that the organisation stands to raise the status of the Nursing profession, obtain just and proper remuneration, hours of work and desirable conditions of service that will enhance the dignity of the profession.

He said the choice of this year’s theme, Leadership Capacity Building: A Tool to Exploring the Core Values of Trade Unionism is apt and relevant to address avoidable inherent challenges facing administration of unions and professional Association.

According to the National President, “Great leaders understand the need to create participatory and collaborative process that develops the abilities of the future generation of leaders.”

The NANNM boss however, anticipated that at the end of the training, participants will demonstrate evidence-based change in character and behaviour towards progressive union activities for sustainable professional association.

Nnachi noted that as the world is changing at a faster pace than ever before, adding that the need to create room for highly competitive environment for operation of organizations cannot be overemphasised.

He averred that contemporary issues must also be addressed in order to achieve set organizational goals, stressing that engaging in seeking new knowledge through induction programme is very necessary at this point in time. 

“The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANNM is a professional cum Trade Union responsible for organization of all Nurses and Midwives, who are qualified, registered and licensed by Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, NMCN to practice nursing in Nigeria.” he said.

He said training will definitely expose the participants to carefully selected informative and educative topics for anticipated credible performance and effective contribution towards the growth and development in NANNM during their tenure.

He also asserted that the programme was designed to provide critical information needed by the new leadership of State Administrative Council Officers in all the States of the Federation, including FCT for successful administration. The National President added that the induction programme was planned to equip participants with key responsibilities of their new roles, expectations and how their performance during the tenure will contribute to more cohesive existence and sustainable growth within the Association and Nursing profession in general.


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