Nurses In Ondo Threatens Strike Action As Akeredolu Fails To Pay Salaries, Allowances

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Abiodun Sanusi

Nurses and midwives in Ondo State have threatened to embark on a warning strike to press home their demands from the state government. 

The health workers, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives of the Ondo State Council, stated this in a press statement released to pressmen on Friday 26th, February 2021.

In a statement signed by the association’s secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Oluwasegun Aina, the strike action will commence from Monday, March 1, and end on the night of Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

“Sequel to the meeting of the State Executive Council of NANNM held on the 16th of February 2021 which resolved that State Government should:

“Pay 100% salary of January 2017, December 2020, January 2021, 20% balance of December 2016, 50% November 2020 and commencement of New Salary Adjustment for Local Government nurses within seven (7) working days.

“Following the expiration of the seven (7) working days ultimatum without a response from the government, you are directed to proceed on a three-day warning strike from 12 am on Monday 1st – Wednesday 3rd March 2021 at first instance.

“Please bring the content of this letter to all concerned and ensure full compliance.” The statement reads.

It is no longer news that health workers in Ondo state have been at loggerheads with the Ondo state government under the leadership of the incumbent governor of the oil-rich South-Western state, Arakunri Rotimi Akeredolu over disagreements regarding payment of salaries and allowances. 

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