Health Workers Threaten To Embark On Indefinite Strike Feb. 27

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Isaac-Adewole _ Nigeria health minister

By Victor Ernest With Agency Report.

 Health workers under the aegis of the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals have threatened to embark on an indefinite strike on Feb. 27 over the deplorable state of the health system.

The workers said this at a rally held on Thursday in Lagos where they decried the current state of the health sector.

They also expressed their dissatisfaction over the non-implementation of the agreement the union had with the Federal Ministry of Health since 2009.

The union’s national president, Obinna Ogbonna, said the neglect of the system over the years had resulted in its decay both in administration and service.

“If nothing is done against the flagrant display of lawlessness, perversion of justice and the rot in the health sector accounting for millions of preventable pains and deaths in Nigeria before Feb. 27, the union will be left with no other option than to declare a strike, “ he said.

Ogbonna urged the health ministry to implement the agreement the union and the government jointly reached in order to curb the incessant strikes in the sector.


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