Health workers vow to continue two-month-old strike

Health workers under the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Health Professionals Association (AHPA) have vowed to continue their two-month-old strike.

The pledge came as the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), decried the ongoing strike by public sector health workers, describing it as unjust.

The Deputy Secretary of the association, Lagos State chapter, Peter Ogunnunbi, said in Lagos that the strike was driven by rivalry with medical doctors.

But in a communiqué from a meeting with the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals on Wednesday, JOHESU urged members not to be deterred by “intimidation.”

The communiqué, signed by National General Secretary, Ogbonna O.C, said, “It was observed that up till now the government had not done anything to meet this promise. JOHESU arising from the meeting resolved that the strike should continue until government accede to our requests.”

The federal government had in December promised that within three weeks, steps would be taken to improve the salary structure of the health workers.

Credit: ThisDay