Oyo Nurses, Midwives Strike Continues As Gov. Makinde Only Meet One, Out Of Eight Demands


……….. Govt. is proactively taking steps to solve the remaining issues – Fagbemi


As works resumed nationwide yesterday after the Trade Union Congress (TUC) announced the suspension of their industrial action for one week, the two-week-old strike of Nurses and Midwives strike in Oyo state continues.

It will be recalled that
Oyo State Chapter of the National Association Of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) at midnight of Tuesday, 21st May 2024 embarked on an indefinite strike.

The association at the start of the strike noted that the strike action became imperative following the non-response of the Oyo State government to its eight-point request.

They said its executive had met earlier on April 30 and later gave a 14-day ultimatum which lapsed on Monday 20th.

Thou, the Chairman, of the Hospitals Management Board, Akin Fagbemi, a few days after the Nurses began the strike held a meeting with the leadership of the National Association Of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives in Ibadan, a move made to address the pressing issues of the healthcare workers in the state, but, the state government under, over Seyi Makinde as at of this week only meet just one out of the NANNM eight demands.

NANNM as of 30th April 2024 requested the Oyo state government to implement the following prayers for its members.

Mass recruitment of Nurses and Midwives/Nurse Educator into the Hospitals Management Board, Primary Health Care Board, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Ogbomosho, and Oyo State College of Nursing Sciences Eleyele, Ibadan to address the gross shortage of staff to improve health care delivery in the state;

“Correction of the wrong notional date on the promotion letter issued to our members;

“Adoption and Implementation of 25% CONHESS adjustment Circular for Nurses and Midwives Working with Oyo State Government. NURSE B;

“Financial implementation of 2018 to 2022 promotion for Nurses and Midwives working in LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Ogbomosho;

“Adoption and Implementation of Enhanced Hazard Allowances for Nurses and Midwives Working in LAUTECH. Teaching Hospital Ogbomosho, Oyo State College of Nursing Eleyele-Ibadan, Oyo State College of Health Technology, Eleyele-Ibadan & Primary Health Care Development Board/ LGA;

“Adoption and Implementation of lateral conversion/career progression for Nurses and Midwives on GL12 and above who have possessed degree certificate in Nursing Sciences (BNSC).

“Payment of withheld January/February 2011 salaries to the nurses that are yet to be paid; and

“Payment of uniform allowance to all Nurses and Midwives in the service of Oyo state in line with public services rule.”

Meanwhile, when the Westendailynews reporter contacted the Chairman, of the state Hospitals Management Board, Akin Fagbemi through WhatsApp message, requesting an update about the requests of the NANNM, Fagbemi in his timely response said that nurses and Midwives in the state would soon go back to work as a government about to meet all demands.

” The state government is proactively taking steps to solve the remaining issues just like the recruitment.” Fagbemi quoted.

It will be recalled that the online portal for the recruitment of consultants, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals has been opened for interested applicants after the governor’s approval.








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