Oyo Nurses threaten indefinite strike over brain drain, poor salary

The Oyo state chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives has issued a stern warning to the government, threatening to go on an indefinite strike if their demands aren’t addressed within 14 working days.

In a letter directed to Governor Seyi Makinde, the council highlighted concerns about nurse welfare and career advancement during a recent meeting. Among the grievances are staff shortages, errors in promotion letters, and the implementation of revised salary structures.

The ultimatum, effective from May 2nd to May 21st, 2024, gives the government a window to respond. Failure to meet their demands by May 22nd will result in a statewide strike.

This move comes amidst a nationwide healthcare worker shortage, with nurses and midwives citing reasons such as poor pay, security concerns, and inadequate facilities.

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