Lagos nurses begin strike Jan 10, say govt ignored demands


The Lagos chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives on Friday said it would commence a three-day warning strike on Monday.

The state secretary of the union, Oloruntoba Odumosu, in a statement, said the strike was necessary to compel the Lagos State Government to act promptly on its demands.

“The State Executive Council of the association at its meeting on December 29, 2021 resolved that the Council should embark on a three-day warning strike starting 08:00 am on Monday, January 10, 2022 to 08:00 pm on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

“This warning strike is to compel the Lagos State Government to act promptly on the following issues; acute shortage of nurses and midwives in health facilities; payment of retention allowance; proper consolidation of the CONHESS salary structure; regularisation of graduate nurses and stagnated nurses; improved welfare and working condition of nurses; improved hazard allowance; nurses representation in relevant boards and policymaking and life insurance scheme for nurses and other health workers,” the statement partly read.

Odumosu added that the strike would be total and comprehensive with the exemption of federal health institutions in the state.


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