26.2 C
Thursday, March 23, 2023
HomeNewsNigeria Health Workers Set To Resume Suspended Strike-Official

Nigeria Health Workers Set To Resume Suspended Strike-Official




By Teryima Andrew


National President Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professional (NUAUP) Ogbonna Chimela who double as National Vice chairman Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has said the associations might soon resume it suspended strike, following non complain on the part of federal government in fulfilling it promises to the Union.


Mr. Chimela made the position of the health association known, Thursday in Jos, while addressing Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) Edmond Banwat during a courtesy call.


According to him, the association “JOHESU”

has already issued a 30 day ultimatum to continue it suspended strike, which began on the 5th of March, terminating April 17th, 2018, after which it will commence an indefinite strike.


JOHESU vice President said the impeding strike shall be indefinite, and all members including it local government health workers shall join in the strike.


Mr. Chimela said JOHESU were not scared of government witch hunting them “no body should threaten us with no work no pay.”


He directs his members to be ready to face hardship should the strike kick start “I charge you to go get enough food stuff, because it might be a long strike, we have been fooled so many times, if they will not listen to us, our action will speak; until our demands are totally met.”


Mr. Chimela explained further that federal government has fail to honour the agreement reached between it and the union, which lead to the suspension of it nationwide strike last year September, seven months ago.


“Enough of singing of agreement, we must not be chicken out” should government fail in reaching out to us by 17th April, we will resume our strike.


According to him, Nigeria’s entire health system will be paralysed in the next strike, should the Federal Government fails to meet the demands of health workers, the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has said.


“This one is the mega strike. If it begins, it will start with the Federal, then States will join, the Local Governments will join. Let the health system in Nigeria be paralysed for the first time.”


According to JOHESU vice chairman, federal government have deliberately refused to honour the agreement reached on it legitimate welfare of members, but have settled medical doctors.


Responding, Chief Medical Director of the Jos University Teaching Hospital JUTH Prof Edmond Banwat appeal to the JOHESU not to be confrontation, but government will listen to their plight.


“Confrontation should be the last option; I, assure you that your massage shall be delivered to Mr President, President Muhammadu Buhari is a listing President, he shall attend to your issues.”


I will suggest that you do everything humanly possible to avoid another round of strike.” CMD advised.


Related stories

Marriage Statistics by Age, Race, Condition & Generation

I'm not sure in regards to you, but anytime...

My Wife Is 21, Says 60-year-old Man Accused Of Marrying 11-year-old

A 60-year-old man, Aminu Danmaliki, accused of marrying an...

Courageous Photographer Encourages Directory Of Artistically Bold Experts

The Short variation: Since 2010, courageous Photographers features showcased...

JustHookUp.com Assessment in 2020: Attributes, Positives, Disadvantages

Attach culture is now a favorite pattern around the...

Operate Worldwide™ Helps Dating Workers Host Movie Network Events

The information: manage worldwide is a forward thinking platform...


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here