The Catholic Nurses Guild of Nigeria has conferred an award of honour on the pioneer Director of Nursing, Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs. Mojisola Okodugha (nee Akinniranye).
The CNGN, while conferring on her the award on the occasion of the guild’s national conference, described Okodugha’s retirement as a glorious achievement.
The guild, in a statement, said Okodugha had acquired her certification as a registered nurse from the School of Nursing, Specialist Hospital, Benin City, Edo State in 1978, and obtained her certification as a registered midwife from the School of Midwifery, State Hospital, Akure, Ondo State in 1980.
According to the guild, Okodugha also acquired a BSc (Nursing) from the University of Ibadan in 1984 and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Lagos in 1998.
“She became the first director of Nursing in the Federal Ministry of Health and has contributed her quota to the nursing profession, the Federal Ministry of Health, and Nigeria as a whole,” the statement added.
Credit: Punch Newspaper