- The federal government has taken a step in addressing the industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions
- The government has set up a committee to review the technical and financial aspects of the demands by the union
- The identities of the committee members have not been unveiled
A committee has been set by the federal government to review the technical and financial aspects of the demands by the striking Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU)
There was a meeting of top government officials on Sunday, April 22, in which this and other decisions were reached over the crisis in the health sector caused by the ongoing strike, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com notes that this was disclosed by the director of press, office of the secretary to the government of the federation, Lawrence Ojabo, in a late night statement issued on Sunday, April 22.
The identities of members of the committee were not disclosed by the director of press, who, however, said that the government officials would on Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24 continue their meeting aimed at ending the strike.
He said in the statement: “A committee was mandated to review the technical and financial related aspects involved in the demands of JOHESU.
“Government continues to reassure members of the public that FG health facilities nationwide shall provide normal services and urges all employees to go about their duties peacefully as adequate security protection shall be ensured."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) announced that it would commence an indefinite strike from midnight of Tuesday, April 17.
The announcement was made by the union’s national vice president, Ogbonna Chimela, on Monday, April 16.
The union, which is comprised of hospital workers including nurses and pharmacists, but excluding doctors and dentists, said the strike would paralyse activities in all health institutions nationwide.
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