Due to recent abduction of its members in Ogun State, the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ogun Council, has embarked on strike.
According to a statement jointly signed by the Chairman of NANNM, Roseline Solarin and the state NMA Chairman, Dr Oladayo Ogunlaja, the strike began on April 13.
The statement revealed that Ogun state government has not shown any commitment that could enable the release of their members. It also stated that they believed their lives and property were not important to the government.
The statement reads: “The recent kidnapping of health workers after rendering their services to the good citizens of Ogun is so disheartening, repugnant and unacceptable.
“Recall that Dr Oladunni Adetola and Mrs Bamgbose were precisely abducted on the 7th of April, making it six days in incarceration.
“Also, another dental therapist working at the General Hospital, Ijebu-Igbo, was abducted today on her way to work.
“In the light of these, there is immediate withdrawal of services of our members from all institutions in Ogun until the safety of our members is guaranteed.”