Mrs Victoria Taiwo Ikwuagwu is has contributed to the advancement of her fatherland in the area of nursing . Until she retired a few years ago, she was Assistant Director in the Department of Public Health Nursing of the University College Hospital, Ibadan. Her career profile reads of 35 solid years of selfless service to the nation.
Born on March 2, 1952, she attended Porogun Molode Primary School, Ijebu Ode, Baptist Girls Primary School, Idi Aba, Abeokuta and Baptist High School, Iwo. She attended some of the best institutions for her training in the enviable profession of nursing including the Seventh-Day Adventist School of Nursing, the School of Midwifery, University College Hospital, Ibadan and the School of Hygiene, Eleyele, Ibadan. She holds the qualifications of Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Midwife (RM) and a Higher Diploma in Public Health Nursing.
Her first paid-employment was at the Ministry of Social Welfare and Sports of the defunct Western Region where she served as a social worker. She worked as a nurse at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife before she joined the service of the University College Hospital, Ibadan. She taught courses in Clinical Nursing and Public Health Nursing.
Mrs Ikwuagwu has conducted research on several health related subjects. Some of her research works include those on the Use of Soya Beans for the Treatment of Malnutrition of Children Between 0-5 Years at Idikan Community Health Centre; Hypertension in the Elderly, Psychological Reaction to the Loss of Beloved Ones at Lagun as well as the Human Papilloma Virus Research at Idika Community.
She attended several workshops and seminars especially those organized by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. She participated in the Training for Focal on Eradication of Poliomylitis by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Her numerous seminar papers include those on Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Cervical Cancer and its Treatment and the Incidence of Rickets Disease.
She belongs to the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives. She won the award of The Best Public Health Sister by the Department of Preventive and Social Medicine of the University College Hospital, Ibadan
Mrs Victoria Ikwuagwu has been a born again Christian since 1983. She is an active member and a chorister of Oluyole Metropolitan Baptist Church, Oluyole Estate, Ibadan. She participated in the activities of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship as well as the Deeper Life Bible Church during her days at UCH, Ibadan. She has served as Vice President of the Women Missionary Union of her local church.
She is married to Deacon Stephen Nti Ikwuagwu and their union is blessed with two young men. She enjoys singing, Christian drama, dancing and writing as hobbies.It was in recognition of her contribution to national development in the sphere of nursing that Mrs Victoria Taiwo Ikwuagwu was conferred with the Woman of Merit Gold Award by PSR Magazine in 2012.