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Indefinite Strike looms in Oyo Health Sector as Nurses give Makinde ultimatum

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, (NANNM) in Oyo State has issued a 14 day ultimatum to Governor Seyi Makinde to meet their various demands or the state health will face indefinite strike.

In a letter addressed to the Governor, the Association said the decision to embark on the industrial action was taken at the State Executive Council Meeting of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, (NANNM) Oyo State held on 30th April, 2024 at Nurses House, plot 3 & 4B, Oluyole Estate Ibadan where there was deliberation on various issues affecting welfare and career progression of Nurses working with Oyo State government.

Below is the full text of the letter to the Governor;

2nd May, 2024

Engr Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde
The Executive Governor of Oyo State,
Governor’s Office,
State Secretariat,
Agodi, Ibadan.

Your Excellency Sir,

NOTIFICATION OF FOURTEEN DAYS (14) ULTIMATUM

The above named Association, an umbrella body of all Nurses and Midwives in Oyo State, hereby writes to once again eulogize the various programmes and activities of the State Government under the dynamic and pragmatic leadership of your Excellency- Engr Oluseyi Makinde in the state health sector. We pray God Almighty continue to endow you and your team with more wisdom and strength to sustain all your good legacies.

We write to conveyed the resolution of State Executive Council Meeting of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, (NANNM) Oyo State held on 30th April, 2024 at Nurses House, plot 3 & 4B, Oluyole Estate Ibadan where there was deliberation on various issues affecting welfare and career progression of Nurses working with Oyo State government.

It’s pertinent to note that all this issues has been for a very long time and several letter has been written for the government to come to our aids without positive response. Hence, we would be compelled to commence indefinite strike at the expiration of our ultimatum if the following requests/prayers are not granted.
Our prayers include:

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

(2) Correction of wrong notional date on promotion letter issued to our members

(3) Adoption and Implementation of 25% CONHESS adjustment Circular for Nurses and Midwives Working with Oyo State Government (See Annexur I).

(4) Financial implementation of 2018 to 2022 promotion for Nurses and Midwives working in LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Ogbomosho

(5) 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

(6) Adoption and Implementation of lateral conversion/career progression for Nurses and Midwives on GL12 and above that have possessed degree certificate in Nursing Sciences (BNSc) (See Annexur II)

(7) Payment of withheld January/February 2011 salaries to the nurses that are yet to be paid.

(8) Payment of uniform allowance to all Nurses and Midwives in the service of Oyo state in line with public services rule (See Annexure III)

If all the aforementioned prayers are not met within fourteen working days, the State Executive Council of NANNM will have no option than to direct her members to proceed on indefinite strike till when all these demands are met.

Your prompt response to our demands will be highly appreciated

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Comrade Aina Emmanuel O.
State Secretary.

Comrade Adeyemi Samuel O
State Chairman

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