- The meeting between Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) and the federal government has ended in a deadlock
- JOHESU members were said to have ended the negotiation over some alleged remarks made by members of the federal government’s team
- It was reported that the negotiation has been rescheduled and will now hold by 1pm on Thursday, May 17
The meeting between the federal government and striking Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) which was held on Wednesday, May 16, was reported to have ended in deadlock as the health workers stormed out of the conference.
Senator Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment and Professor Isaac Adewole, minister of health had called a reconciliation meeting aimed at ending the nationwide strike.
Independent reports that the deadlocked meeting started at about 7.10pm and ended at about 8.43pm.
It was gathered that the health workers led by JOHESU chairman, Biobelemoye Josiah, were not happy over some alleged remarks made by some members of the federal government’s team.
The meeting was said to have been rescheduled for Thursday, May 17.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) accused the Nigerian Medical Association, the umbrella body of doctors in the country, of trying to frustrate its talks with the federal government over a lingering industrial action it embarked upon weeks ago.
The national chairman of JOHESU, Biobebelemoye Josiah, made the accusation while speaking on strike action and plans to end it.
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Josiah spoke in Abuja also accusing the health ministry of collaborating with the doctors in suppressing JOHESU’s legitimate demands from the government.
Josiah accused the health minister of not being serious about ending the strike saying the minister of health had indirectly succumbed to the threat from doctors.
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