Ogun state nurses embark on strike over kidnapped of colleague

The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM),Ogun State Chapter has embarked on a strike over the kidnapping of one of their  members, Mrs Bamgbose alongside a Medical Doctor, Oladunni Adetola

Penpushing reports that, the nurse and the doctor were abducted on April 7, 2021,in Yewa axis of the state, while returning from work, and have been in incarceration for six days, as at the time of filing this report

The Chairperson of National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Roseline Solarin, and the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) Chairman in the state,, Dr Oladayo Ogunlaja, declared that the strike commenced from the midnight of April 13th.

The associations in the statement jointly signed by the leadership described the alleged recent kidnappings of health workers as “disheartening, repugnant and unacceptable”, lamenting that the state government’s approach of not negotiating with the alleged kidnappers had made them believe that their lives and property were of no essence to the government.

Penpushing further reports that, the groups alleged that the state government has not shown any commitment that could facilitate the early release of their members, hence, the decision to down tools.

“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, a nurse, were precisely abducted on the 7th of April, making it six days in incarceration’, the associations said.

“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,” the statement declared

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