The striking nurses of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, yesterday called off their strike action, which lasted for almost two months.
It will be recalled that the nurses had embarked on the strike, on June 10, after all alternatives proved abortive.The nurses however resumed yesterday, after several meetings with Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH).
According to the Lagos State Chairman of the Nigerian Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) Mr Olurotimi Julius Awojide, who broke the resumption news to Pharmanews, he said the strike has been suspended and nurses have fully resumed work.
In a statement credited to the NANNM’s President Mrs. Yemisi Adelaja , she said : “After extensive deliberation with the FMOH and LUTH management on issues raised by the NANNM chapter, it was resolved that we suspend strike and work resumed today. Some of the issues we raised were addressed; some were resolved while some are receiving attention by the Minister of Health and some other government agencies like IPPIS.” According to her, the issue of teaching allowances was resolved for payment.
She added that the allowances are being calculated for payment in this month’s salary. The Federal Ministry of Health, she added, has also signed the guarantor form that was required for the setting up of an independent power supply to generate uninterrupted power.