Lagos nurses suspend 3-day strike


Lagos nurses

By Oluwafunke Ishola

Nurses under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) in Lagos State have suspended their three-day warning strike.

Mr Olurotimi Awojide, the State Chairman disclosed this at an emergency Congress Meeting of the association on Monday in Lagos.

Awojide said that the association suspended its strike to enable the government to fulfil its promises after meeting with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and key officers of the state.

The NANNM then called for speedy implementation of the agreement it reached with the Lagos State Government.

He expressed optimism that the association’s demands from the government would be implemented immediately.

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The chairman commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for his prompt response and acceding to the request of the association.

Awojide, therefore, directed that all nurses in the state should resume duty at their respective duty post at 8 a.m. on Jan. 11.

NANNM had on Friday, Jan. 7 declared a three-day warning strike which began on Jan. 10 to protest poor remuneration and working conditions in the Lagos State health sector.

Some of the association’s grievances include resolving the shortage of nurses and midwives, and retention of incentives to arrest the turnover rate.

Others are proper consolidation of CONHESS Salary Structure and improved working conditions.


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