Association of nurses and midwives in Kwara calls off planned strike

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The Kwara Council of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives has suspended its 21-day strike ultimatum to the state government over the subpar working conditions of its members.

Aminu Shehu and Markus Lukas, the chairman and secretary, respectively, signed a letter to the state governor, Malam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, stating that the decision was made with the governor’s express agreement of the council’s demand.

Among the requests are the hiring of more nurses for the healthcare industry, an increase in CONHESS from 70% to 100%, the implementation of hazard allowance (between N32,000 and N34,000), and the introduction of uniform allowance.

The letter added, “The leadership of the association seeks to delay the 21-day ultimatum issued as a result of the aforementioned approval of our demands by his Excellency.

“We appeal to our members to remain calm and committed to their service to humanity while waiting for the cash backing, within the month,” the council continued.

The group prayed to God to help Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and to give him more insight so he can manage the state’s affairs.

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