FG Begs JOHESU To Suspend Strike, Come To Negotiation Table

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The Federal Government has appealed to the Joint Sector Unions (JOHESU) to suspend its strike.

The Minister of , Osagie Ehanire made the appeal on during a briefing of the Presidential on -19 in Abuja.

While noting that the call is necessary in view of the , the Minister asked the striking workers to sheathe their sword and come to the negotiation table.

“I use this opportunity to appeal to JOHESU to suspend their industrial action and go into negotiation,” he said.

“The position of the Ministry of is that strikes by workers jeopardise the lives of citizens, especially at such times of global health emergencies as .

“Nigeria needs the service of all our health workers to control the spread of -19. Issues around allowances are multi-sectoral and have always been saved negotiations no matter how long it took.”

The minister’s plea comes hours after JOHESU , Dr. Biobelomoye Josiah, asked the federal government to attend to its demands the same seriousness is attached to those of the of Resident Doctors.

The residents’ doctors, under NARD, also downed tools last week but called it off days after coming to an agreement federal government .

JOHESU, which is the umbrella body of health workers’ unions and associations in the country, said its demands merited such urgent attention, too.

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