Coalition Of Nassarawa State Health Professional Association Calls Off Strike

09 July 2021 by Chris Nyamtu.

Coalition of Nasarawa State Health Professional Association has suspended its over one month old indefinite strike.

Chairman of the coalition, Mr. Caleb Kyari stated this at a news briefing after an emergency Congress in Lafia the Nasarawa State capital.

According to Mr. Caleb Kyari the suspension of the strike followed intervention of Some prominent personalities in the state to allow continuation of negotiation.

Meanwhile, the state Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association has dissociated itself from the purported agreement reached with the state government and the organized labour.

Dr. Sabo Emmanuel said NMA was never part of the negotiation with the state government and was thrown aback to be mentioned as a party to the signatories to the agreement which led to the earlier suspension of the indefinite strike by the organized labour.

The coalition of Nasarawa State Health Professionals Association which is made up of six unions including Nigeria Medical Association, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives among others had embarked on strike on June 6th 2021 due to non promotion and non payment of annual increment of workers, tax rebate among other demands.

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