Nigerian health workers in showdown with federal govt


The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), has given the federal government a one-week ultimatum to meet up several demands of the union else it will revert to a-seven day warning strike in all federal medical centres across the country.

The National President of JOHESU, Josiah Biobelemoye accused the federal government of being insensitive to the plight of Nigerian workers especially in the light of the recent increase of the cost of Premium motor spirit PMS, the increase in electricity tariff across the country and the introduction of stamp duties in the nation’s housing sector.

Meanwhile, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have also embarked on a strike citing a low hazard allowance and the refusal by the federal government to pay medical residency training funding to some healthcare workers. This is taking place after the expiration of the three-week ultimatum notice.