Breaking: JOHESU Declares Nationwide Strike


Following its deadlocked meeting with the Federal Government , the Joint Health Sector Unions has resolved to proceed with its strike with effect from midnight of Sunday, September 13 , 2020 .

This was the decisions reached after its expanded National Executive Council meeting held on Saturday.

JOHESU leaders , at the end of its meeting with government representatives , including the Minister of State for Labour and Employment , Festus Keyamo ( SAN ); and Minister of State for Health, Dr . Olorunimbe Mamora , were given Saturday September 12 to report back to the government ’s negotiation team .

But JOHESU in a three paragraph letter dated September 12 with ref. No . HO / JOHESU/ ADM / FMoH / VOL .I / 58 , entitled : “Re : Notice of 15 -day ultimatum / outcome of JOHESU expanded NEC meeting ”, agreed to proceed on strike.

The memo sent to the Minister of Labour and Employment , Dr. Chris Ngige , was signed by JOHESU President , Biobelemoye Josiah; Secretary -General , Dr. Silas Adamu ; President of Senior Staff Association of Universities Teaching Hospitals , Research Institutes , Dr. Benjamin Akintola ; General Secretary , Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals , Martin Egbanubi , among others .

The document reads, “ You would recall that at the end of the meeting held in your office on Thursday September 10 2020 , JOHESU demanded that the outcome of the meeting between JOHESU and the Federal Government be reported back to our expanded NEC meeting and give a feed back to the Federal government within 48 hours .

“In the light of the above , the meeting of our expanded NEC was held today , Saturday September 12 2020. And at the end of the meeting , which was held both physically and virtually , it was unanimously agreed that since nothing concrete was achieved at the said meeting with the Federal Government , that the strike notice is still germane and alive .

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“Therefore , the 15 -day ultimatum still subsists and with effect from midnight of Sunday September 13 2020 , our members shall withdraw their services due to Federal Government inability to meet their demands . Kindly accept the assurances of our high esteem .”

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