The Joint Council of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) and the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Kwara State Council, has declared an indefinite strike beginning from today, Monday, January  14, 2019.

Joshua Adekanye and Muritala Saheed, chairmen of both organisations, said this in a joint statement.

They said the strike was due to the state government’s refusal to apply the 10 per cent CONHESS for state health workers at the local government level.

The statement read: “Arising from the Congress of Coalition of Health Sector Unions held at Nurses House, Ilorin on Thursday, the Congress has resolved to commence an indefinite strike on Monday, 14th January 2019, in all the local government areas of Kwara State.

“That all the state health facilities/hospitals, including the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, should also join the strike as from Monday, 21st January 2019 to press home the implementation of the approved 10 per cent consolidated health salary structure for the workers at the councils."

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