In Consonance with Article xiii, xxiv (a) and xxiii (j) of NANNM constitution I have the honour and privilege to notify you, State Councils and indeed the entire Nurses and Midwives of Nigeria that elections into the State Administrative Councils in all the 36 States including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja is hereby announced to take place between October and November 2015 on the dates to be communicated to you by the National Secretariat very soon.
This timely notice is intended to give you ample opportunity to;
- 1. Widely disseminate the information amongst our members to avoid disenfranchisement of members.
2. Make adequate preparations to ensure successful execution of the exercise.
3. Give room for inquiries and clarifications on any areas of ambiguity (if any).
4. Prepare detailed Financial Report which this office will collate for rendition of accounts to the Registrar of Trade Unions.
5. Provide ample opportuniy for the present Executives to give proper account of their stewardship to their States before the actual date of elections.
6. Avoid postal delay.
7. Forestall unnecessary petition and litigation against avoidable flaws.
As usual, the following posts constitute the state adminstrative Council (SAC) and are to be contested for by eligible aspirants.
1. State Chairman
2. State Vice Chairman
3. State Treasurer
4. State Financial Secretary
5. State Auditor I & II
6. State Public Relations Officers(PRO)
The conduct of State election shall strictly be in compliance with the provision of NANNM constitution and the electoral guideliness. Therefore, arrangements should be geared to holding the conference in three phases.
The official opening ceremony to which invited dignitaries from the various employers of Nurses and Midwives, other sister trade unions and friends of Association were to attend. The outgoing State Chairman shall present an address title "My Stewardship" giving detail account for the period of his/her leadership/tenure.
The second phase shall strictly be a plenary session for accredited state delegates with Heads of Nursing Services National Officers from the State, electoral team and observaers which shall be at the discretion of the returning officer assisted by other electoral team members.
(i) The State Secretary shall present a secretariat report title "The Journey so far"
(ii) The State Treasurer shall also present financial report for the period of four years stating clearly income received from the various employers (sources) of nurses and midwives in the State, on monthly basis throughout the period of the tenure, preferably in tabular form. The report should clearly state the 50% monthly remittance to National Headquaters as well as the 20% to the unit branches for documentation and necessary action.
(iii) The Internal State Auditors shall present an audited report for the period of the tenure (4 years) highlighting the strength and the weakness of the outgoing executives to the delegates in-session.
The financial report presented by the treasurer and the auditor's report should be discussed by the state delegates exhaustively about it.
At the end of phase II, a motion for the formal dissolution of the outgoing executive should be called for, moved and seconded, followed by official dissolution of the executive by the returning officer. The returning officer shall take charge of the electoral process starting with the dissolution of exco, accreditation of delegates for the voting/election proper, till swearing-in of the new executive or care taker commitee where election could not be held.
The electoral guide line will be sent to you very soon.
Ag. General Secretary
This is an opportunity to make a difference by being a participant rather than an onlooker. Participate actively in the electoral process,don't be left out!