Midwives, Nurses Set For Nationwide Strike Over Unpaid Wages

 The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, NANSM, Federal Health institutions’ sector has alerted its members to be at alert and await further directives as the Association is set to embark on a nationwide strike action over unpaid wages.
The Association which is determined to ground services in the nation’s health sector accused some
Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors, whom they say deliberately refuse to pay uniform allowances to nurses and midwives “against the provision of the Civil Service Rule No. 130127.”
In a communiqué issued at the end of its 30th Annual Scientific Conference, signed by its National Chairman, Mr. Nana Takai and National Secretary, Mr. Gambo Danfulani and made available to journalists in Jos, the duo also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare an emergency in the health sector, especially in areas of staffing, training, retraining and equipping health institutions with modern facilities.
They further accused Chief Executives and Heads of Federal Health institutions of “conspiring with IPPIS Office to unlawfully withhold the payment of teaching allowances of some category of nurses against extant circulars to that effect.”

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