Thursday 20 February 2014


According to Nigeria Tribune, nurses in Nigeria (National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) ) have declared on Wednesday that comes next week Monday “an indefinite and total strike” will be embarked on if the Federal Government failed to fully implement the judgment of the Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP) which was given 34 years ago, and the subsequent judgments recently delivered by the National Industrial Court (NIC) and the Court of Appeal.

Addressing a press conference at its national headquarters in Abuja, the president of the union, Abdulrafiu Adeniji, frowned at the continuous refusal of the Federal Ministry of Health to comply with the IAP awards and the NIC judgment, saying that the nurses had been patient for 34 years.

According to the president, the decision to embark on the strike follows a seven-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government to comply with the final judgment of NIC after an appeal filed by the Ministry of Health was dismissed on Tuesday, January 2014 in the Court of Appeal, Abuja.

“The continuous refusal of the Federal Ministry of Health to comply in full with the implementation of IAP Awards and subsequent NIC judgments for the past 34 years can no longer be tolerated by the professional association of Nigeria nurses and midwives,” he declared.

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