Senate moves to end health workers’ strike

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The Senate has intervened in the lingering industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) weeks back .

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, after a meeting with the leadership of JOHESU, where he listened to their grievances and demands, also met with the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and the Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, yesterday to hear their own side of the issue.

Saraki at the meeting with the JOHESU leadership led by its Chairman, Comrade Biobelemonye Joseph, pledged that the Senate would ensure that the right thing was done to end the strike.

“The National Assembly, would ensure that the right thing is done to end the strike”, Saraki said.

This was as he told Adewole and Ngige yesterday that his meeting with them was to forge ahead, not only to end the strike, but to ensure that there was lasting peace and industrial harmony in the nation’s health institutions.

“Our interest, here in the Senate and the National Assembly in general, is to find a solution to this problem. It is not in the interest of the country for us to have our hospitals closed and we must work to ensure they are reopened promptly”, he said.

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