Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki and the chairman of the Senate committee on primary healthcare, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa had yesterday, Thursday, May 24, met with the leadership of JOHESU to hear their side of the story. The Senate President who is a London-trained medical doctor is seeking to end the impasse which has dragged on for a while, and almost crippled the public health sector.
JOHESU is comprised of hospital workers including nurses and pharmacists, but excluding doctors and dentists. The strike was embarked upon because of salary adjustments, promotion arrears, working conditions among other issues.
The union recently called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack Professor Adewole, for what it described as “unfair treatment” over their plight. They made the call after their northeast zonal consultative forum meeting held in Gombe on Wednesday, May 23, accusing the minister of being biased.