The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has suspended its three-day warning strike.
At its meeting on December 29, 2021, the state executive council of the association resolved to embark on a three-day warning strike from January 10 to January 12, 2022.
The nurses commenced the strike on Monday to protest against poor remuneration and poor working conditions in the state’s health sector.
On a visit to the LASUTH yesterday, one of our correspondents was met with open but empty offices and was told that the nurses were on strike.
However, the state chairman of NANNM, Mr. Olurotimi Awojide, after an emergency congress of the union, said the strike would be suspended to allow the state government fulfil its promises.
He said, “We appreciate the governor for his prompt response; we had a marathon meeting with him and other stakeholders. We are hopeful that the implementation of our demands will commence immediately.
In his statement, he mentioned that that strike was being suspended to “give room for the implementation of our demands,” and mandated all nurses to resume to their duty posts on Tuesday, by 8am.