Oyo nurses threaten indefinite strike, writes Makinde  

Nurses in public hospitals in Oyo state on Friday threatened to embark on an indefinite as from May 22 over the failure of the state government to meet their demands

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Oyo state chapter, handed down the indefinite strike notice in a letter to Governor Seyi Makinde.

In the letter signed by the Council’s chairman, Adeyemi Samuel, and the secretary, Aina Emmanuel, they listed their demands as shortage of staff, correction of the wrong notional date on promotion letters, and implementation of the adjusted Consolidated Health Salary Structure, among others.

According to the association, there will be no going back in its decision to embark on an indefinite strike if their demands are not met by the government in 14 working days.

It stressed that the indefinite strike resolution was made after its state executive council meeting held to address issues affecting the welfare and career progression of nurses working with the state government.

The letter titled, ‘Notification of 14 days ultimatum,’ added that the ultimatum begins on May 2, 2024, will end on May 21, 2024 and that “the indefinite strike will commence on May 22, Wednesday, midnight, if their demands are not met.”