Rofeequah Okunola, a 300 level student of School of Nursing Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, Abeokuta, has emerged as national winner at the just concluded 6th NCP Nurses Essay Competition. The essay competition series is specially designed to stimulate self development and enhance intellectual capabilities of nurses in Nigeria, both at student and professional levels.
In her entry, Okunola posited that NCP (Neimeth’s’ brand of antiseptic/disinfectant) has proved to be potent over the years to effectively manage, mouth, throat and skin infections.
Describing its potency, Okunola said that NCP is a brand that has immense contribution to the medical profession, pharmaceutical practice, the nation’s pharmaceutical market and every home in Nigeria as culled from a statement made by the Sam Ohuabunwa, founding father of Neimeth Pharmaceuticals Plc.
Focusing on the essay title ‘Beyond 27, 7 more innovative ways to use NCP in modern nursing care,’ she described NCP as an oral and topical antiseptic proven to prevent and treat infections, for personal hygiene and useful in general household disinfection.
Olaitan Gbadamosi, school of nursing, Sacred Heart Hospital Abeokuta and Damilola Elesho of school of nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-araba emerged 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The national winner received a 32 GB 4th Generation Apple iPad while the second and third positions went home with a 32 Samsung LED colour Television and an LG Home Theatre.
The essay competition which was conducted for Nurses PAN Nigeria had awards at the zonal levels. Zonal prize winners emerged from Lagos/Ogun, West, North and East zones as the award ceremony is expected to come up as the second level of implementation of the essay prizes.