By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – In continuation of his mediation between Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Federal Government, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, will tomorrow (Monday) meet with the leadership of JOHESU by 3pm at his office in the Senate to seek possible ways of ending the lingering strike by JOHESU.
Recall that Saraki last week, began mediating in the ongoing strike action that has crippled Nigeria’s healthcare facilities for the past 40 days, with a meeting with JOHESU officials on Thursday afternoon, and the Ministers in charge of the Labour and Health Ministries, Dr. Chris Ngige and Prof. Issac Adewole, on Friday morning.
Since the discussions initiated by the Senate President, it is believed that government has improved on its offers to the striking health workers.
“If it is true that government has improved on its offers to JOHESU, it will be desirable for the health workers to also stretch out a hand of fellowship — in good faith — to meet the government mid-way and accept the offer, so that we can finally resolve this matter and have a win-win situation for the union, the government and the Nigerian people who make use of our public health institutions,” Saraki said.