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Lagos Health Workers To Begin Three-Day Warning Strike after State Government Failed to meet Their Demands

LAGOS – The Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) has directed its members to embark on a three-day warning strike from 12 midnight on February 1, 2022, over unmet demands by the Lagos State Government.



NUAHP is a coalition of other categories of health workers apart from medical doctors and nurses.

The Union gave the directive in a statement signed by the chapter’s assistant secretary, Sode Adegbenro, noting that the government has failed to acknowledge and approve the implementation of its demands.

Recall that the union issued a 21-day ultimatum, accusing the government of persistent inequity in the health sector and threatening to down tools should the government fail to meet the demands.

The statement partly reads, “Despite all efforts by the leadership of the union to get the Lagos State Government to approve and begin immediate implementation of our demands in order to avert the impending strike and thereby sustain the harmonious relationship that has long existed between the union and its employers, we have painfully noticed unresponsiveness and at best tardiness on the part of the government.

“The Lagos State Government seems to have equated our apparent long-suffering and determination to put the interest of our clients above our own interests as much as possible, to a sign of weakness.”

The Union warned its members against ‘sabotage’, saying non-compliance to the directive will not be tolerated.

“The leadership of the union will set in the motion task force to ensure compliance,” it noted.

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By Chioma Umeha On Jan 26, 2022

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LAGOS – The Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) has directed its members to embark on a three-day warning strike from 12 midnight on February 1, 2022, over unmet demands by the Lagos State Government.

NUAHP is a coalition of other categories of health workers apart from medical doctors and nurses.

The Union gave the directive in a statement signed by the chapter’s assistant secretary, Sode Adegbenro, noting that the government has failed to acknowledge and approve the implementation of its demands.

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Recall that the union issued a 21-day ultimatum, accusing the government of persistent inequity in the health sector and threatening to down tools should the government fail to meet the demands.

The statement partly reads, “Despite all efforts by the leadership of the union to get the Lagos State Government to approve and begin immediate implementation of our demands in order to avert the impending strike and thereby sustain the harmonious relationship that has long existed between the union and its employers, we have painfully noticed unresponsiveness and at best tardiness on the part of the government.



“The Lagos State Government seems to have equated our apparent long-suffering and determination to put the interest of our clients above our own interests as much as possible, to a sign of weakness.”

The Union warned its members against ‘sabotage’, saying non-compliance to the directive will not be tolerated.

“The leadership of the union will set in the motion task force to ensure compliance,” it noted.

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It further said that all health workers under the union are to converge on the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, for an emergency congress on Thursday over the impending strike and associated matters.
The union had resolved at a meeting held on January 6, 2022, to issue the ultimatum due to what it described as the observed unresponsiveness of the state government to “lingering issues.”

The union in a statement highlighted 13 of the issues in the ultimatum, which include the nonclinical call duty allowances and commencement of full payments; non-Implementation of full Consolidated Health Salary Scale (CONHESS), improved welfare and working conditions, and payment of hazard allowance for all members.



NUAHP is made up of professionals across clinical sections such as pharmacists, physiotherapists, laboratory scientists, dental technologists, radiographers/imaging scientists, among other related professionals

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