Tinubu Appeals to Health Workers to End Strike

Tinubu Appeals to Health Workers to End Strike

President Bola Tinubu has appealed to the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to bring an end to its ongoing indefinite strike. The plea was made during a meeting between Tinubu and the leadership of the union on Monday, as stated in a press release by Abiodun Oladunjoye, spokesperson for the state house.

JOHESU members initiated a nationwide strike without a set duration on May 24. The purpose of the strike is to put pressure on the government to fulfill their demands, which include the payment of hazard allowances and the implementation of a salary structure adjustment, among other issues.

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During the meeting with JOHESU, Tinubu assured the union that he would expedite the resolution of their demands and address any outstanding matters.

The health sector is one sector with a commitment to humanity. We will resolve all the problems,” the president said.

“Trust must be enshrined in all discussions. I promise you we will accelerate this. We will resolve all the issues. Please go back to work.”

In response, Obinna Ogbonna, the acting chairman of JOHESU, expressed that the president’s “assurance” would serve as a source of encouragement for the union members and could impact their decision to resume work.

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p data-reader-unique-id=”8″>“Mr President, now that we have assurance from the top, we are encouraged to go back and talk to our members with a view to going back to work,” he said.

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