Here is the overview of the Australia Nurse registration process as compiled by a facebook user Princess Cina
For AHPRA you’ll need:
1. Evidence of Identity: Passport / Birth Certificate / Driver’s license (optional)➖photocopy then certify true copy and attach with the AGOS 40 form
2. Change of Name (if applicable):
3. Academic Qualifications: Transcript(TOR) / Diploma / RLE/ ➖photocopy then certify true copy and attach with the AGOS 40 form
❗️Certified true copy done by SCHOOLS are not accepted by AHPRA.
❗️Course Syllabus, CHED, Pharmacology Cert, letter from school ARE NOT REQUIRED. ➖please
read the link posted below. An applicant from the Philippines will not
be able to meet some of the criteria in AHPRA, hence, only TOR, RLE and
Diploma are required.
4. Registration History in each country wherein you practiced as a registered nurse PRC license / Board Certificate ➖photocopy then certify true copy and attach with the AGOS 40 form
Certificate of Good Standing(COGS)to be sent directly from PRC or from any country of registration to AHPRA➖should be ORIGINAL, no need to be certified COGS has three mos validity ONLY
5. Work History – minimum of 450hours in the last 5yrs STATEMENT OF SERVICE (COE as we call it) is required to: be on the employer’s letterhead provide dates of employment describe the role in which you were employed, and whether if was full-time/part-time hours, and be signed by a manager (e.g. director of nursing, unit manager or HR manager or charge nurse or clinical resource nurse➖ photocopy then certify true copy and attach with the AGOS 40 form
6. Criminal History (if applicable) Pay for International Criminal History Check from FIT2Work Include all the countries where you’ve lived in for 6 consecutive months or more since aged 18 https://www.fit2work.com.au/PreEmployment.aspx…
AIS-cheaper compared to FIT2WORK
the reference page, in the AGOS 40, the printed page can be passed
without being certified, but if you are in doubt, have it certified.
❗️Variation of Names should be declared as ALIAS. example one document has middle initial only- it should be declared one document has your married name-it should be declared Juan Mario- if Mario was not included in a document, you should declare it
Failure to declare the variation of names can cause you problems.
Either you provide a statutory declaration or the Registration officer
may request again for another ICHc which is expensive.
7. English Language Skills IELTS- 7 in all bands; can be done in 2 sittings PTE – Minimum of 65 overall score and minimum 65 in all components OET – B in all components Toefl-IBT
➖photocopy then certify true copy and attach with the AGOS 40 form
8. Impairment Details (if applicable)
9. Current Suspension or Cancellation Details (if applicable)
10. Previous Cancellation, Refusal or Suspension Details (if applicable) 11. Conditions, Undertakings or Limitations Details (if applicable)
12. Disqualification Details (if applicable)
13. Conduct, Performance or Health Proceedings Details (if applicable)
15. AGOS-40 Form (LATEST) It should be updated AGOS 40
❗️Please read the AGOS 40, the checklist of needed documents are already SPECIFIED. Take time to READ
All supporting documentation must be: ~Certified copies of documents ~Certified in accordance with AHPRA’s guidelines https://www.ahpra.gov.au/…/Regist…/Certifying-Documents.aspx
~In English. If original documents are not in English, you MUST provide
a certified copy of the original document and translation consistent
with AHPRA’s guidelines.
sure that when you certify your documents, the stamp should be on the
front page. Resize your documents when you print or photocopy so that
the stamp can fit in. Bawal takpan ng stamp ang details ng docs mo,
possible na ipaulit ng registration officer yung ctc. Black and colored
print or photocopy are both accepted.
Send your docs to AHPRA office (any branch) using STREET address
Any concerns or clarifications, you may send a web inquiry to AHPRA
The Australian Nursing regulatory board has started accepting NCLEX-RN exam and OBA as part of the Nursing registration requirements. Below is all you have to know about the Australia Nurse registration process including OSCE:
Prior to the start of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme in 2010, the assessment of IQNMs was undertaken by the state and territory boards. In 2010, Ahpra developed a national model for the assessment for IQNMs. Following a review of assessment processes, the NMBA developed an interim model of assessment for IQNMs which has been in place since 2014. The interim model was based on eight qualification assessment criteria and resulted in a more equitable and consistent assessment of IQNM applications.
NMBA is moving to a permanent approach in the assessment of IQNMs.
Changes under the new model include a reduction in the assessment
criteria from eight to three, which took effect in January 2019.
This change streamlines the assessment process; however, the outcomes
from assessments remain the same as under the previous eight criteria.
In early 2020, the NMBA will also transition to an outcomes-based
assessment (OBA) for IQNMs who hold a qualification that is relevant
but not substantially equivalent or based on similar competencies to an
Australian approved qualification (and who demontrate they meet the mandatory registration standards). This will replace the current need for bridging programs.
The NMBA undertook an extensive research project to explore the
factors and requirements to establish an OBA which made recommendations
the overall assessment process includes both a cognitive and behavioural component
the cognitive assessment must be passed before the behavioural component is attempted, and
an orientation program is established to orientate nurses and midwives to working in the Australian healthcare context.
an orientation program for all IQNMs who are advised to continue with the assessment process, and
an OBA for some IQNMs.
The assessment of qualifications will continue to be against the current three criteria.
All IQNMs will need to submit their qualification information at
Self-check. IQNMs will then be advised of the steps (assessment stages)
they must successfully complete before being eligible to apply for
After Self-check, IQNMs who are assessed as holding a qualification that is substantially equivalent
or based on similar competencies to an Australian approved
qualification (and who can demonstrate they meet the mandatory
registration standards), will be eligible to apply for registration
following completion of Orientation Part 1. (See Orientation program below for more information).
IQNMs who are assessed as holding a qualification that is relevant but not substantially equivalent
or based on similar competencies to an Australian approved
qualification (and who can demonstrate they meet the mandatory
registration standards), will be required to successfully complete an
outcomes-based assessment (OBA) prior to being eligible to apply for
IQNMs that do not hold a relevant qualification (under section 53 of the National Law) or do not meet the required assessment criteria will need to upgrade their qualification in Australia before being eligible to apply for registration.
Their qualification can be upgraded in Australia (through completion of
an NMBA approved program of study) or any other country of choice
providing the qualification meets the qualification assessment criteria.
All IQNMs who are advised to proceed in the IQNM assessment process
will need to complete the orientation program in order to be registered
in Australia. There are two parts to the orientation program.
Part 1 is an online learning course to introduce IQNMs to Australia and the Australian healthcare context.
Part 2 is a more in-depth online introduction, including content on
the diversity of Australian culture. Part 2 must be completed once
registered with the NMBA and will be a requirement of registration until
it is completed.
In addition to completing the orientation program, the NMBA expects that all nurses and midwives in Australia seek out and be part of the workplace induction and/or local orientation provided by their employers. Guidance for employers on the content to include in their workplace induction and/or orientation will be provided. When will the new model of assessment for IQNMs start
Applications via the Application
for general registration as an enrolled nurse, registered nurse or
midwife (for internationally qualified nurses and midwives) – AGOS-40
form will be accepted if posted to Ahpra on or before Friday 21
February 2020. Applications posted after this date will not be accepted.
After completing the Self-check, all IQNMs who are advised to proceed
in the IQNM assessment process will need to pay a non-refundable
assessment fee of $640 AUD. This fee contributes towards Ahpra’s costs
in checking IQNM documentation provided, and for the IQNM to undertake
IQNMs who are referred to the OBA will need to pay specific OBA fees
which are outlined below. (See question ‘How much are the fees for the
OBA and where can I sit the exams?’).
All IQNMs who are eligible for registration and meet the mandatory registration standards will need to pay a registration fee and application fee in order to be registered. The current application fee of $300 AUD and registration fee of $175 AUD will continue to apply. What is the OBA?
OBA is a two-stage assessment process: a multiple-choice question exam
(MCQ) and an objective structured clinical exam. IQNMs must pass the
first stage before moving to the next stage.
Stage one is a cognitive assessment, which is a computer-based MCQ
exam. IQNMs must pass the exam to move to part two of the OBA.
Stage two is a behavioural assessment in the form of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). The OSCE has been developed to assess that an IQNM demonstrates the knowledge, skills and competence of a graduate level Australian nurse or midwife. Who is the OBA for?
The OBA is the assessment process for IQNMs who wish to register in Australia and who are assessed as holding relevant but not substantially equivalent qualifications (and who demonstrate they meet the mandatory registration standards).When will the OBA for IQNMs start?
There are two phases for the transition to the OBA:
From 1 October 2019, IQNMs who have posted to
Ahpra an application for registration (AGOS-40) on or before 21 February
2020 and who hold relevant but not substantially equivalent
qualifications (and who demonstrate they meet the mandatory registration
standards) will have the choice to be referred to a bridging program or
to the OBA, regardless of when the outcome of their application is
The new model of assessment will start in March 2020, and all IQNMs with relevant but not substantially equivalent qualifications
(and who demonstrate they meet the mandatory registration standards)
will be referred to the OBA and will no longer be referred to bridging
IQNMs who hold a current referral to a bridging program have been able to contact Ahpra since 1 October 2019 to request a referral to the OBA instead. IQNMs should contact the Registration Officer named in their referral letter. Please note that IQNMs will not be able to start the OBA process until March 2020.What if I have already started a bridging course?
The MCQ exam is computer-based and will be delivered at test centres
in most countries. There will be separate exams for IQNMs seeking
registration as a registered nurse, enrolled nurse or midwife:
Registered nurses will sit the National Council
Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The National
Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) develops and administers the
NCLEX-RN through Pearson VUE test centres.
Midwives will sit an MCQ exam managed by the NMBA, which will be delivered through Aspeq test centres.
Information for on the enrolled nurse MCQ exam will be published soon.
Note: IQNMs must be authorized by Ahpra to sit the MCQ exams.
Fees for the MCQ exams are set by the providers and paid directly to them. At the time of publishing, the following fees apply:
For registered nurses, the NCLEX-RN registration fee is $200 USD, plus an additional international scheduling fee of $150 USD ($350 USD in total).
For midwives, the fee is $165 NZD, plus a possible fee for overseas venues.
Enrolled nurse exam fees will be published soon.
Cost and locations for the OSCE
IQNMs who have been referred to the OBA must pass the MCQ exam before they can attempt the OSCE.
The OSCE is managed by Ahpra and will be delivered at Adelaide Health Simulation in Adelaide, South Australia.
The fee for sitting the OSCE is $4,000 AUD. The OSCE fee replaces previous bridging program fees from private providers. This fee pays for Ahpra’s costs in running and maintaining the OSCE. Ahpra and the NMBA are funded only by fees, which must cover all costs of assessing IQNMs for registration in Australia.Are there still bridging programs available for IQNMs?
Bridging programs are expected to continue into 2021 for IQNMs who hold a referral to bridging. A referral to bridging does not guarantee a place in a program.For more information
President Donald trump on friday added Nigeria to the travel ban lists, a list of nations who have to contend with stringent travel restrictions. This action virtually blocks immigration to the United States for Nigerians. Other countries recently added to the list include Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan etc
As a result, immigrant visas issued to Nigerians who want to live in the U.S is now banned. The trump administration has argued that the ban to restrict travel from countries that are muslim populated is necessary to force these countries to meet security requirements for travel into the united states or face restrictions until they do.
Immigrant visas, issued to those seeking to live in the United States, will be banned. The proclamation will take effect on February 22 2020. Immigrants who obtain visas before then will still be able to travel to the United States, officials said.
However, Nonimmigrant visas, including those for students and certain temporary workers, as well as visas reserved for potential employees with specialized skills like doctors, nurses etc, will not be affected by the ban.
It is advisable that those who are preparing for NCLEX-RN Exam should continue as we will bring you update as events unfold
The Kajiado County Executive Committee Member (CECM) in-charge of
Health, Esther Somoire has suspended two county government employees
following the death of a mother and her child under unclear
Somoire confirmed the suspension of the Ambulance
driver and the Nurse who were on duty during last Friday’s incident
where a 26-year-old woman died after jumping from the ambulance which
was ferrying her sick son to hospital.
While addressing the press
at her office, the Health CEC emphasized that the safety of patients is
paramount irrespective of whether they are in a health facility or
inside an ambulance.
“As a department, we are committed to ensure
that we get to the bottom of this matter because we have standard
procedures that always guide our health professionals while undertaking
their duties to ensure that we save lives and in that breadth, we have
suspended the driver and the accompanying nurse who were on duty on that
day pending investigations,” said Somoire.
Leslie Naiso, who was
expectant, jumped out of the moving ambulance after her ailing son,
Solomon Leslie succumbed to illness as he was being transferred to
Kajiado County Referral Hospital.
The boy had been treated at Il
Bissil Health Centre before being transferred to the referral hospital
as his condition was said to have worsened.
According to a police
report on the incident, the woman opened the rear door of the county
government ambulance and jumped to her death on seeing that her son’s
condition had worsened.
“On reaching at the location of the
accident, the mother of the ailing child opened the rear door of the
vehicle upon sensing that the boy’s condition was worsening, jumped out
of the moving vehicle and as a result, she sustained multiple injuries,”
states the report.
Both the child and the mother were rushed to
the Kajiado Referral Hospital where the boy was pronounced dead on
arrival while the mother succumbed to injuries while undergoing
The bodies were moved to the same hospital’s mortuary while the ambulance was towed to Kajiado Police Station for inspection.
according to an eye witness who did not want to be named, the nurse was
sitting in front with the driver and the woman was at the back alone
with her sick child.
“It is absolutely shocking and unimaginable
that a patient can be transferred to another hospital without being the
under care of a medical official at the back of the ambulance. The nurse
was sitting with the driver at the front and they didn’t realize that
the mother had jumped out of the car and they even drove up to Kumpa and
then turned back asking us if we had seen someone jump out of the
ambulance,” he said.
The Kajiado Central Sub County Commander,
Daudi Loronyokwe said investigations were on-going and both the driver
and nurse had already recorded statements.
“Already, the driver
and the nurse who were on board the ambulance have recorded statements
with us and after conclusion of the investigations, we will definitely
take action against the responsible individuals,” he said. Source: Kenyan News
“Nurses are the most numerous healthcare workers, and those closest
to the sick, and midwives carry out perhaps the noblest of the
professions.” Pope Francis
The leader of the Catholic Church
has recognised 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and praised
the “precious” work carried out by those in the nursing profession.
an official address at St Peter’s Square in Vatican City, Pope Francis
said he was “pleased” that this year had been dedicated to nursing and
after the Angelus prayer on Sunday, he said: “I am pleased to recall
that 2020 has been internationally designated Year of the Nurse and
“Nurses are the most numerous healthcare workers, and
those closest to the sick, and midwives carry out perhaps the noblest of
“Let us pray for all of them, that they may do their precious work in the best possible way.”
leaders of Nursing Now – a campaign designed to raise the profile of
nurses and midwives around the world – welcomed the support of Pope
Lord Nigel Crisp, co-chair of Nursing Now, said: “It is
crucial that leaders around the world recognise the importance of this
year, and that we use the global momentum to spark real change for
nurses and midwives around the world.”
The decision to designate
2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife was made by the World Health
Organization to mark the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
designation by the World Health Organization (WHO) of 2020 as the Year
of the Nurse and Midwife is intended to alert governments to the need to
recruit and retain staff to prevent potentially disruptive nursing
shortages world-wide. WHO figures suggest there will be a shortfall of
up to nine million nurses and midwives by 2030 if drastic action is not
ICN President Annette Kennedy said:
is wonderful that Pope Francis has spoken out about the essential work
that nurses and midwives do. His comments will give a boost to all
nurses of different faiths and none.
‘This year, governments will have to make crucial decisions about the future of the nursing and midwifery workforce.
Pope’s leadership should galvanise politicians around the world and
encourage them to make the right choices, which must include starting
massive recruitment drives to avert the predicted shortages over the
Echoing Ms Kennedy’s words, President of the Italian Nurses Association (CNAI) Walter De Caro said:
is gratifying to hear Pope Francis’s appreciation of the precious work
of nurses and midwives, and the importance of 2020 to our profession.
strongly believe that his message, beginning in Italy, will influence
governments and other organisations to invest in the nursing and
midwifery workforce so that we can realise their full potential to
improve health around the globe.” Source: ICN News and Nursing Times Magazine.
The Western Cape College of Nursing would like to congratulate the matric class of 2019! All learners who applied to study at the WCCN are advised of the following:
1. Applications for acceptance into the 2020 academic program closed on 30 August 2019. The 2020 course has already commenced.
2. Due to the 2020 program being full, no new applications will be
accepted. No admission into the program will be made available as the
college does not accommodate walk-ins.
3. Kindly note that the
next application cycle will occur later in the year. This is usually
between June and September every year, but please be sure to contact the
campus closer to the time when application forms become available to
4. The 4-year diploma course has been phased out by
the South African Nursing Council. The WCCN has been accredited with the
new 3-year diploma course which will be on offer with the next academic
intake (See attached).
5. Candidates awaiting feedback on their
application are advised to contact the campus where they submitted their
application as each campus has access to its own database. This is
applicable to candidates placed on a waiting list. Feedback can shed
light on where candidates can improve when re-applying to the college.
Don’t give up!
Enroll today at the Kenya Medical Training College. Applications for March & September 2020 Intakes are ongoing in all our 71 Campuses countrywide. Visit www.kmtc.ac.ke Admissions@kmtc.ac.ke + 254 737 352 543/706 541 869
The chief nurse of a trust where Florence Nightingale set up
her first nursing school has said she wants to use this “important”
year to achieve zero nursing vacancies and raise the status of the
Dame Eileen Sills from Guy’s
and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has told how she would like to build
on the reputation of the trust “as the place to go to be a nurse”
during the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
week the trust held a launch event at St Thomas’ Hospital to kick-start
celebrations for 2020, which coincides with the 200th anniversary of
Florence Nightingale’s birth.
Speaking at the event, Dame Eileen
told her nursing colleagues that this year was about “remembering the
legacy” that Florence gave the profession.
She said that the hospital had a “special place within nursing” because Florence’s first school started up there in 1860.
think what 2020 is about, is us remembering the legacy that Florence
Nightingale gave us, where we have come from and celebrating our
future,” said Dame Eileen.
She added: “I think if we lose the importance of our past then we will be poorer in the future.
“So, this year is about having a bit of fun, appreciating our legacy [and] participating in a whole raft of initiatives.”
Eileen, who has been nursing for 40 years this year, encouraged her
colleagues to use the time over the next year to “understand the value
we make, not just to Guy’s and St Thomas’, but the value to the NHS as a
“We’re a force to be reckoned with,” she added.
World Health Organisation has made this the International Year of the
Nurse and all of a sudden I think most importantly the world has woken
up that you can’t do without us.”
In an interview with Nursing
Times after her speech, Dame Eileen was asked what she would like to
achieve for the trust during this significant year.
She said: “We would like to build our reputation further as the place to go to be a nurse.
“I’d like to have no vacancies by the end of the year.”
and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust currently has 679 whole time
equivalent registered nurse vacancies, which is 12% of its total nursing
“I want nurses to basically say…that it’s the best
place to work. Our profile in the organisation is very high anyway and I
think this will just sort of cement it,” she added.
Dame Eileen highlighted that the year of 2020 should be used to “raise the status of nursing worldwide”.
“I think we have good status in this country, but worldwide that’s not always the case,” she said.
the world we want everybody to understand and realise the contribution
that nursing can make, which is pretty considerable, and it not be
defined by the country that you are in.”
To celebrate year of the
nurse, the trust has implemented a theme for each month during 2020
which includes a focus on leadership, education, community services and
infection control (see full list below).
The trust will also be
holding its annual nursing and midwifery awards in May and has plans for
two new installations at the hospital, though Dame Eileen could not
reveal what they would be.
In addition, the trust has a
competition planned with a primary school to “design the future nursing
uniform”. Dame Eileen said the winner would then be given the chance to
create the uniform.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust’s themes for the year:
Abiodun Essiet, a gender advocate, women leader of Nigeria Women Trust
Fund (NWTF) and public health consultant, is the special adviser (SA) to
the Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) Hon. Abdullahi
Candido, on ICT, donor agencies, and civil societies. In this interview
with ENE OSANG, she speaks on how she joined politics, her experience
among others. What is your background and did it influence you joining politics?
am a registered nurse. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Nursing Science and
a Masters in Public Health. I also hold a Diploma in Development
Leadership and certificate in Community Development Leadership by Women,
Conflict, and Peace-building, Action Research for Citizens-led Change
from Coady International Institute, Nova Scotia, Canada.
I am a
passionate community leader with seven years of experience in project
management, community development and leadership. I am also involved in
identifying development gaps in society and ways of bridging the gaps.
2018, I participated in the canvassing pan African youth democracy
programme and I am working on a six-month project in my community on
public service efficiency by engaging elected representatives to become
more accountable, efficient and to deliver impactful governance to
Currently, I am the National Director for Women, Gender
and Development Affairs of Africa Youth Union Commission, as well as
the Executive Director of Abiodun Essiet initiative for girls, a Non
Governmental Organizations (NGO) dealing with youth and women
empowerment, Board Member and Health Consultant For Strong Enough Girls
Empowerment Initiative and a volunteer for Baobab for Women’s rights.
am actively engaged in public service, volunteerism and mentoring, and I
started the “35% Inclusion Movements”, a grassroots movement aimed at
reaching 35 per cent inclusion of women in decision making positions
towards 2019 Nigeria general election.
I created a social media
network known as the Young Africa Women leaders Network to Mentor young
women across Africa on politics and leadership development, a platform I
use to share my political journal as an aspirant in the general
election in Nigeria.
Your background is in the healthcare sector, why did you move to politics?
practiced nursing for some years and later moved into the civil society
which launched me into an activism program. I became an advocate for
gender equality and good governance.
My work in civil society got
me involved in women’s empowerment programmes that really opened my
eyes to the issues women are facing across the various sectors of life
and development. The activist in me was not okay with the status quo. I
felt something has to be done especially concerning the marginalization
of women in governance.
This led to starting a grassroots
movement called ‘35% Inclusion Movement, to advocate for 35% inclusion
of women in leadership at both the public and private sectors, which was
in line with international declarations and treaties like CEDAW, and
Beijing platform for action 1995.
In the year 2016, I decided to
practice what I preached by fully getting involved in politics by
registering in a political party.
I see politics as an important
tool for getting into governance. For so long we have left some specific
kind of people who are not really interested in developing this nation
in politics to shape our governance system which I was not happy about. I
felt we needed a new crop of people who are transformational leaders,
interested in developing this nation in politics.
My parents are
politician, so at the early stage of my life I started participating in
party politics passively but I became a partisan politician in 2016.
As an undergraduate and also in the postgraduate, I contested for different positions in our departmental association.
So, what has the experience been as SA to AMAC chairman?
I contested in the last general elections as counsellor for my ward,
Orozo Ward, which is one of the 12 wards that constitute AMAC.
contested against five men and lost at the primary election. Although I
didn’t like how everything turned out during my primary elections, I
continued working for the party.
I was made the campaign
secretary for my ward for the campaign team of APC, where I worked with
other members of the party to canvas for votes for our candidates at the
I also joined the APC FCT Women Leader, Hon.
Hail Mary Aipob, campaign structure, where we formed a new campaign team
called Women and Youth for Buhari. We went around the FCT with the
minister to canvas for votes.
The AMAC chairman, Hon. Abdullahi
Adamu Candido, noticed my commitment to the party and my community
development work and he requested that I should join his team to serve
I joined the team in May 2019 and my seven months in
office has been interesting and challenging. Coming from a civil society
background some of the civil servants found my zeal to make a change
strange because they are used to having things done in a particular.
I spent 1st month in office to understand the system and to draft my
agenda. In my one month in office, I was able to revive the ICT unit and
I updated our social media pages. I registered AMAC as a member of
world smart cities and local governments. I also created a structure to
manage the affairs of civil societies in AMAC.
The first few
months of resumption of the administration were used to set the agenda.
Interactive meetings were held with the staff of the ICT division, the
information division of the council and the social welfare unit of the
council. Assessment of the website, social media platforms of the
council was carried out by the team; information gathered was used to
initiate the process for updating the website of the council with the
We also had engagement with relevant donors
and civil societies. The team paid a courtesy visit to various national
and international organizations.
We now have a very active social
media handles. We are currently updating our website. In this process,
my team is working on securing the website, activating links to the
various departments and we also working on creating a newsfeed section
on the website.
I led AMAC delegation on a governance impact learning visit to Kigali, Rwanda, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
governance impact learning visit is a program designed to expose young
political leaders to global standards of governance and provide them
with a peer support space for ideating on how to cascade such learning
experiences for governance impact in their local political leadership
and sphere of influence. Participants spent six days visiting relevant
government agencies and institutions in Rwanda and UAE.
What informed the choice Rwanda and Dubai?
is ranked as the second easiest place to do business in Africa and also
ranks higher than Nigeria in the global competitiveness index by the
While Dubai which was an emerging state in the early
’80s has become one of the world’s leading tourist and investment
destinations within a space of three decades, and Nigeria with far more
resources than both countries lags behind. Both countries have
substantially improved vital sectors such as education, health,
transportation, and tourism, which have significantly enhanced the
impact of government on the lives of the citizenry.
Rwanda and Dubai also have a relatively flexible visa policy and low travel costs.
ensured development partners meeting with the council chairman whereby
21 partners attended the meeting with the cabinet members of the
The meeting was organized to provide a coordinating
platform for the council to know the donors and NGO’s working on various
projects within the municipal area and to create an opportunity for
development partners to share their projects and action plans.
the meeting, the chairman recognized that the government cannot do
everything; partnership globally can assist the government.
Interventions through organizations will ensure services reach consumers
and promote the development of a more united and prosperous Area
Council; through encouraging brotherhood between Indigenes and other
Nigerians to appreciate stronger ties and partnership. The meeting was
also to strengthen existing infrastructure and we harped the need for
AMAC microfinance banks to support economic empowerment among the less
income AMAC residents.
Also, the need for sustainable agriculture
development, promoting the achievement of basic health care provision
across all our Primary Health Care Centres; partnership for e-governance
service delivery in the council; exchange programmes with other
councils across the globe and an all-inclusive government that
encourages women to contribute their quota to development at all levels
was stressed. You joined AMAC seven months ago but was awarded the most efficient staff in 2019, how did this make you feel council?
feel excited and proud of my achievement. I promised myself to perform
my duties with excellence. Knowing that women hardly occupy the position
I occupy at all levels of government I wanted to make women proud and
also for the men to find it worthy to always put women in positions of
authority. My success is dedicated to women in governance.
achievements rebranded AMAC on social media, built the capacity of staff
on ICT. I ensured AMAC was registered with Wego Facilitator, AMAC
partners and ICT investor.
I established a structure for creating
a gender unit and gender policy in AMAC to sensitise staff on
gender-based violence at the workplace.
I promoted working
relationship of AMAC with developmental partners by setting first-ever
Round-table discussion on development with the AMAC chairman. I also
facilitated several projects/programmes for AMAC from NGOs and donor
Before I came to office, men had been occupying this
position for a long time and none of them could do half of what I did in
seven months. I am happy I have a HeforShe as chairman. He appreciates
good work and awarded me the overall best cabinet member in AMAC for
What is your vision for AMAC?
vision for AMAC is for the council to be the best local government in
Nigeria, setting the pace for others to follow. I look forward to an
inclusive council with the agenda of bringing dividends of democracy to
Also, I envision a council that supports citizen’s involvement in governance, promoting open governance and transparency.
line with my office, I want AMAC to be the best council that promotes
enabling environment for none governmental organisations to engage with
What advice will you give young women who are facing challenges in politics?
will encourage them to be bold, calm and collected. Learn about
politics before getting into it. Have a mentor within the party
They should know their constituency very well and relate well with members of their constituency as well as community leaders.
success in politics also depends on money, every month I set aside 20
per cent of my salary to give welfare to people in my community. So, what will you say to Nigerians in general?
all Nigeria, good governance depends on our day to day actions and not
just on the actions of few people elected to manage the affairs of
Get involved in governance; let your voice be heard. Change begins with us.
women, take the steps. We are often limited by so many factors that
directly or indirectly affect our lives. Believe in your dreams and take
the necessary steps towards actualising those dreams, the world will
not fall apart without you.