Nigerian health workers call off strike

Nigerian health workers under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, have suspended their three-month old strike following a meeting with Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan.

The health workers, who have been on strike since November, 2014, are all expected to return back to work on Tuesday, says Ayuba Wabba, JOHESU’s Chairman.

The suspension of the strike came immediately after the union was able to secure a meeting with Mr. Jonathan, one of the needs the union termed necessary in a communique released two weeks ago.

Since the strike, which lasted three months, doctors ran the affairs of hospitals in Nigeria without help from nurses, laboratory scientists and other workers.

The health workers had also among other actions conducted a prayer and fasting session in agitating for their demands. Members were expected to ask God to touch the heart of the Nigerian government to accede to the unions demands.

The union members were aggrieved that promises made by the Nigerian government that within three weeks, positive steps would have been taken to see Mr. Jonathan about the adjustment of CONHESS salary and other issues were not kept.

The Minister of Health, Khaliru Alhasssan, who also spoke, said it was important to forget all bickering that have happened in the between the JOHESU members and the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, where some doctors were said to be attacked by health workers at Gwarimpa General hospital.

“Negative things that have happened have happened. Let bygones be bygones,” Mr. Alhassan said.


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  • dudu

    After the loss of so many lives through avoidable deaths. May God give us the courage to always do the right things at the right time in this country.

  • Otile

    Allha Wubade

  • imagine_2012

    Everything is haram in this Islam including common sense.

    • Bello Sule

      It is obvious from your post that you are lacking in common sense that will make you appreciate the contents of Mr. Gusau’s sermons. Please try schooling to cure that.

      • imagine_2012

        The same school good Muslims like book haram concluded is haram. Do you now see what am saying now. Everything is haram in islam plus common sense.