Nurses, midwives set to strike over Fuel, Electricity hike
NEWSMAN, Abuja – National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives has handed a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government, demanding the reversal of the increase in fuel and electricity tariff or face an indefinite strike.
This was the outcome of its communique issued by the Central Working Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress held in Abuja on Wednesday.
The NANNM expressed these decisions in the directive signed by its General Secretary, T.A. Shettima, issued to its State chairmen and Secretaries and sent to journalists in Abuja on Thursday.
The document reads, “I write to forward herewith the communique issued at the end of the Central Working Committee of the NLC held on September 16 2020.
“In summary, the meeting discussed the unprecedented hike in the cost of Petroleum Motor Spirit (and) the outrageous increase in electricity tariffs.
“The meeting resolved to issue a 14 days ultimatum to the Federal Government within which to reverse the increases or face an indefinite strike.
“You are by this letter directed to start mobilisation and sensitisation of our members. We shall keep you posted on any further development in this regard.”