The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Ogun Council, has commenced a strike action following the kidnap of its members and the rising insecurity in the state.
The strike took effect from the midnight of Tuesday, April 13.
The health workers are agitating following the kidnap of one Dr. Oladunni Adetola and Mrs Bamgbose, a nurse, who were abducted precisely on Tuesday, April 8.
In a statement jointly signed by the Chairman of NANNM, Roseline Solarin and the state NMA Chairman, Dr Oladayo Ogunlaja, the association described the alleged recent kidnaps as “disheartening, repugnant and unacceptable”.
It alleged that the state government’s approach of not negotiating with the alleged kidnappers has made them believe that the lives and property of their members were not important to the government.
It added that it has withdrawn its services until the safety of the members are guaranteed.
The statement read in part:
“The recent kidnapping of heallth workers after rendering their services to the good citizens of Ogun is so disheartening, repugnant and unacceptable”.
According to the Independent.ng,, “another dental therapist working at the General Hospital, Ijebu-Igbo, was abducted Tuesday on her way to work”.