NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES NURSING STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (NUNSA) NATIONAL
For Nigeria, there is no day as memorable as the day she first felt freedom in the air, the loosening of the bonds of slavery and the taste of power in her own hands. But all of these were founded on the skeletons and sacrifices of the concerned Nigerians, who took it upon themselves – the cost of freedom. Even since October 1st 1960, these concerned have not stopped fighting, paying the price of freedom, this time not from slavery or servitude, but from monsters – rampaging diseases and plagues, epidemics and pandemics.
The Nigerian University Nursing Students’ Association through the office of the Nigerian University Nursing Student’s Press recognizes and reveres the sacrifices of Nurses who lost their lives in the fight of freedom, freedom from health crises that hit our nation.
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Nurse Justina Ejelonu: This young female Nurse was the first health practitioner to die in the Ebola crisis that hit Nigeria in 2019 while working at First Consultants Hospital, Obalende Lagos.
ADNS Amusan: The 54-year-old Nurse died in the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday 12th June 2020, while working at the Critical Care Unit of LASUTH
Nurse Eyitolami Olaolorun: The 60-year-old Nursing leader died in the COVID 19 pandemic while working at Wellington Hospital at St John’s Wood on the 16th of April 2020.
To mention but few, the Nursing heroes who fought at the frontline of COVID 19 battlefield, and lost their lives while protecting others’. Nigeria is not ignorant of your sacrifices, and today we honour your heroic act. Thank you for making us celebrate independence in pandemic free communities. Without your sacrifices, we wouldn’t be truly independent – free.
NUNSA National Press
Sen.Reuben Zirahgi Markus
NUNSA National President