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Saraki, JOHESU to meet Monday afternoon

Dr. Bukola Saraki, Senate President

As a follow-up to his mediation between Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and the Federal Government, President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, is set to meet with the leadership of JOHESU Monday at 3pm at his office in the Senate.

Last week, Saraki began mediating in the ongoing strike action that has crippled  Nigeria’s healthcare facilities for the past 40 days, with a meeting with JOHESU officials on Thursday afternoon, and the Ministers in charge of the Labour and Health Ministries, Dr. Chris Ngige and Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Friday morning.

Since the discussions initiated by the Senate President, it is believed that government has improved on its offers to the striking health workers.

“If it is true that government has improved on its offers to JOHESU, it will be desirable for the health workers to also stretch out a hand of fellowship — in good faith — to meet the government mid-way and accept the offer, so that we can finally resolve this matter and have a win-win situation for the union, the government and the Nigerian people who make use of our public health institutions,” Saraki said.

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