Salary: Nurses threaten strike, gives KWSG 7-day ultimatum


…we’re looking into their demands – Gov Ahmed

By Mumini AbdulKareem

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, Kwara State Council, on Thursday in Ilorin threatened strike over what it described as the failure of the Kwara State government to implement its salary increase demand.

In a communique after a meeting, signed by chairman the drafting committee, Ibrahim Babaolowo, copy of which was made available to Pilot Health on Friday, the union issued a 7-Day ultimatum to the state government to implement its demand on salary increment, failure of which they will embark on the strike action.

The ultimatum will lapse on Wednesday.

According to the communique, the union unanimously resolved that if its demands of 100 per cent CONHESS salary is not implemented by the state government on Wednesday 25th April 2018, both the state and local Government Nurses and Midwives would commence an indefinite strike.

The union is also demanding that the current shortage of Human resources across the entire state should be administratively worked out to enhance the quality of Nursing care delivery to the general public.

The union equally appealed to well meaning Kwarans to prevail on the state government to give urgent attention to its demands by considering the negative impact it would bring on Kwarans if the strike is allowed to hold.

It further advised members to equally embark on further studies with a view to improving their knowledge and expertise to enhance service delivery.

When contacted over the development, last night, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Dr. Muideen Akorede stated that the state government is already looking into the issue.

In a text message he wrote: “The government is looking into their requests”.

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