Nurses embark on strike in Ogun over alleged kidnap of members



The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ogun Council,  has embarked on strike over the kidnapping of its members and insecurity in the state.

The strike had taken  effect from  the midnight of  April 13, said .in a statement jointly signed Chairman of NANNM, Roseline Solarin and the NMA Chairman, Dr Oladayo Ogunlaja.

described the alleged recent kidnappings of health workers as “disheartening, repugnant and unacceptable”.

added that  the government’s approach of not negotiating with the alleged  kidnappers had made them believe  that their lives and property of no essence to the government.

alleged that the state  had not shown any commitment that could facilitate the early  release of their members, hence, the decision to down tools.

“The recent kidnapping of health workers after rendering their to the good citizens of Ogun  is so disheartening, repugnant and unacceptable.

“Recall that  Dr Oladunni Adetola and Mrs Bamgbose, a  nurse, precisely on the 7th of April, making six days in incarceration.

“Also, another dental therapist working the General Hospital, Ijebu-Igbo,  was today on her way to work.

“In the light of these, there is immediate withdrawal of  of our members from all institutions in Ogun  until the safety of our members  is guaranteed,” said.  (NAN)