Coalition of Health Professionals suspends strike in Nasarawa

Coalition of Nasarawa State Health Professional Associations (CNSHPA) has suspended its one-month-old strike.

Spokesperson of CNSHPA, Mr Kyari Caleb, made this known while briefing newsmen on Friday in Lafia.

Caleb, is also the state Chairman, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), explained that the suspension of the strike followed interventions by major stakeholders in the state.

He added that the agreement to suspend the strike was reached on Friday (today) at the congress of the coalition, following appeals by Traditional Council of Chiefs in the state, led by its Chairman and Emir of Lafia, Sidi Bage.

Caleb, therefore, directed members to resume work immediately to allow well-meaning individuals to continue to mediate on grey areas.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the state chapter of Nigerian Medical Association (), Dr Emmanuel Sabo, has distanced his association from the agreement signed between organised labour and the state government.

Sabo explained that was part of the coalition of health professionals which commenced industrial action on June 7 before the organised labour went on its own strike on June 15.

He said that was not part of the agreement with labour and, therefore, did not sign the agreement.

The News Agency of Nigeria () reports that the coalition is made up of five unions: NMA, AMLSN, and the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM).

Others are the Medical and Health Union and the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria. ()

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