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Lagos nurses declare three-day warning strike

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The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) will January 10 commence a three-day warning strike.

Speaking during a press conference on Friday, the chairperson for NANNM Lagos Council, Olurotimi Awojide, lamented the poor health care system in the state.

“Nurses will no longer bear the burden of a poorly-resourced health care system,” Mr Awojide said, urging the public to see the strike as a fight for a better healthcare system.

“All the requests we have made from the state government are to ensure that more nurses are not driven into the frustration that can lead them to leave the service,’’ he said.

Stating that the association’s state executive council meeting, held December 29, 2021, Mr Awojide said the numerous challenges of nurses and all unresolved issues were tabled before the government.

He, however, lamented that despite engagements, the government has yet to respond to the association’s challenges.

“In our estimation, the state government has yet to fully come to terms with how incredibly challenging the situation in the health sector has been for our members, especially since 2020,’’ he said. Continue Reading

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