The Joint Health Sector Union on Wednesday has declared a nationwide indefinite strike.
JOHESU national Chairman, Biobelemoye Josiah announced this during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
- The health workers had issued a 30-day ultimatum to the Federal Government which he said expired on September 13.
- Another seven-day ultimatum was also issued on September 14.
What is happening:
- JOHESU asked workers to stay at home, effective from Wednesday midnight.
- Rallies and meetings should be held at all hospital premises every other day .
- All members must join the strike
Josiah said, “This lackadaisical attitude of the government has necessitated the resolve of JOHESU to call out all our members nationwide to withdraw their services and stay at home with effect from midnight of today (Wednesday) even after waiting patiently till this hour on the approval for adjustments of CONHESS.
“We once again appeal to FG to tow the oath of honour and implement all agreements, memorandum of understandings, and courts judgments, while we urge our members at the tertiary health level to make the strike total, and comprehensive.
“In the event that no appreciable response is received from the government within 15 days of commencement of the strike by the Federal Tertiary Health Institutions, all our members in the states, and local governments nationwide are directed to join the action by September 28.”