Kwara health workers suspend strike over Lassa fever outbreak

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The Congress of the Coalition of Health Sector Unions, Kwara State branch, has suspended its indefinite strike due to the outbreak of Lassa fever, Yellow fever and Polio in some parts of the state. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Mr Joseph Adekanye, Chairman of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives and Mr Murtala Olayinka, Chairman of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria in Ilorin on Thursday.

The workers were agitating over the non-implementation of the 10 Consolidated Salary Structure for workers.

The statement read, “The strike is suspended due to the current outbreaks of Lassa fever, Yellow Fever and Polio virus infections in some parts of Kwara, to allow the participation of our members in efforts to curb the spread of the diseases.That due to the intervention of well-meaning stakeholders in the state, we hereby suspend the strike and our members are expected to resume work immediately with the hope that the state government will urgently address the issues that led to the strike.”

The statement further called the attention of the Kwara State Head of Service, Mrs. Susan Oluwole, to the fact that both medical bodies were recognized trade unions.

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