Breaking: Sanwo-Olu averts nurses' strike, resolves crisis


Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu held a closed-door meeting with members of the Nigerian Association of Nurses and Midwives, Lagos State Council at the State House, Marina on Sunday evening.

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Lagos State Council, had ordered its members to embark on a three-day warning strike from January 10, over unmet demands by the Lagos State Government.

The meeting was called by the Governor to address the grievances of the nursing workforce in the State.

At the end of the two hours meeting, both the Government and the union agreed on a number of issues that had been causing disaffection between the two parties.

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Sanwo-Olu pledged government’s sincerity in the implementation of all that was agreed on, to the delight of the representatives of the nurses.

On his part, chairman, Lagos State Council of the Nigerian Association of Nurses and Midwives, Comrade  Olurotimi Awojide thanked Sanwo-Olu for acceding to most of their requests.

He described the governor as a true leader and father who cares about his children.

Awojide promised to call an emergency congress of the association on Monday, where the union will announce her decision to call off the planned industrial action.

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