Kwara state Nurses suspend strike

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin


The Kwara State Council of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and midwives has suspended the strike embarked upon by its association thirty nine days ago.

Addressing Newsmen at the Nurses  house in  Ilorin, the state capital,  the State chairman of the council, Mr Joseph Adekanye hinted that the association suspended the strike because of the appointment of one of its member, Mr Rifun Kolo as the state commissioner for Health and the believe that the government would ensure total implementation of Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS)

He said the government confirmed that their requests are legitimate, and the association gave six months ultimatum in order to allow the government to harness more resources to meet their request.

Mr Adekanye, however beseeched the state government to recruit more nurses and midwives to both local and state hospitals across the state to ensure sufficient manpower at all level of healthcare services

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