Information on any demonstrations involving the Medical and Health Workers' Union in the country and in Arabe in particular [NGA28081.E]

Information on any demonstrations staged by the Medical and Health Workers' Union is scarce among the sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

Only the attached 2 February 1993 Xinhua report states that a strike was organized by five workers unions in the health sector to "press for an extension of a 45 percent interim salary increase to health workers.".

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


The Xinhua General Overseas News Service. 2 February 1993. "Health Workers in Nigeria Stage Strike Over Salary Hike." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Africa Confidential [London]. 1992 to present.

Africa Research Bulletin [London]. 1992 to present.

Amnesty International Reports. 1993-1997.

Annual Survey of Violations of Trade Union Rights. 1993-1995.

Country Reports. 1993-1997.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. 1995 to present.

Human Rights Watch World Report. 1993-1997.

Indexed Media Articles (IMA) [Ottawa]. 1995 to present.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1992 to present.

Nigeria Country Files. 1992 to present.

West Africa [London]. 1992 to present.

Electronic Sources: DIRB Databases, Global News Bank, LEXIS/NEXIS, Internet, REFWORLD (UNHCR database), World News Connection (WNC).