President Bola Tinubu has pleaded with the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) to end its ongoing indefinite strike.
According to a statement by state house spokesperson, Abiodun Oladunjoye, Tinubu stated this during a meeting with the union’s leadership on Monday.
Members of JOHESU commenced an indefinite nationwide strike on May 24.
The health workers started the strike to compel the government to pay their hazard allowances and meet the salary structure adjustment, among other demands.
In the meeting with the union, Tinubu promised to accelerate the demands of JOHESU and resolve all pending issues.
“The health sector is one sector with a commitment to humanity. We will resolve all the problems,” the president said.
“Trust must be enshrined in all discussions. I promise you we will accelerate this. We will resolve all the issues. Please go back to work.”
On his part, Obinna Ogbonna, JOSEHU’s acting chairman, said the “assurance” from the president would encourage the union members and influence their return to work.
“Mr President, now that we have assurance from the top, we are encouraged to go back and talk to our members with a view to going back to work,” he said.