Canada-based Nigerian Woman Bukola Salami Elected Vice President of Canada Nurses Association

Canada-based Nigerian Woman Bukola Salami Elected Vice President of Canada Nurses Association

  • A Nigerian woman has emerged as the next vice president of the Canada Nurses Association (CNA), an umbrella body for nurses
  • The announcement was made on X by the CNA, noting that Bukola Salami would be taking over from the present VP
  • Bukola responded to the post, expressing her desire to work for the upliftment of the body when she takes office

Nigerian-born Bukola Salami has clinched a top post in the Canada Nurses Association (CNA).

The CNA, an umbrella body for nurses in the country, noted that the new vice president was voted in by members in advance voting.

Bukola Salami, a Nigerian professor in Canada.
Bukola has been elected as the vice president of the Canada Nurses Association. Photo credit: X/Bukola Salami and CNA.
Source: Twitter

The new CNA vice president is a professor at the University of Calgary's Cummings School of Medicine, according to her X profile.

In a post on X, the CNA wrote:

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"Congratulations to Bukola Salami who is the next vice president of CNA. Voted in by our members in advance voting and announced at today's meeting of members."

Reacting, Bukola expressed her desire to work for the good of Canadian nurses.

She said:

"Thanks for electing me as the next Vice President of the Canadian Nurses Association. I am looking forward to advancing nursing and health equity / outcomes in partnership with all nurses in Canada and diverse stakeholders."

See the post below:

Reactions as Nigerian lady gets elected as C¹NA vice president

@vannessa wright said:

"Congratulations Bukola! Looking forward to your leadership and vision in this role - that champions nurses and nursing across our country. Best wishes and hope to see you again before too long."

@julia said:

"Congratulations. Looking forward to your leadership at CNA fostering connection and advancing the nursing profession nationally and internationally."

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@mo said:

"Good to have you in the lead. God leads you aright to give the best leadership in the arena."

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