Nurses, Midwives call-off 4-day strike in Kwara
Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin
Nurses and Midwives in the Kwara State Government-owned hospitals that embarked on strike four days ago, have called off their industrial action.
They have been directed to resume at their various places of work on Sunday December 5, 2021 across the 16 local government areas of the state.
The state Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives NANNM, Comrade Aminu Shehu, disclosed this in Ilorin, the state capital North Central Nigeria.
According to him, the suspension of the warning strike action was in response to the intervention of stakeholders and concern for the general welfare of the citizens.
The Chairman added that the suspension of the warning strike was sequel to the intervention of the Controller of Labour, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, who represented the Labour Minister, Special Adviser on Labour to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and top officials in the state.
Comrade Shehu, said contrary to the expectations of members of the association, the state government has not granted any of its request and has not signed any agreement with the association.
He said while the aggrieved members insisted on having 100% CONHESS implementation, the state government says it is ready to offer 70%, which is unacceptable to them, but ready to agree on 90%.
He said they decided to call off the strike because of the intervention of critical stakeholders in the state.
Shehu said the nurses in the state will resume with immediate effect as negotiations continue.