Strike: Saraki To Meet JOHESU On Monday

Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, has said that he will have a meeting with the Joint Health Sector Unions on Monday.

The meeting is a continuation of a meeting held last week to persuade the union to suspend its strike while it negotiates its demands with the Federal Government.

”Following my meeting last Friday with the Ministers of Labour and Health, I will be having a follow up meeting tomorrow with the leadership of JOHESU, the second in under a week,” he said on Twitter.

Saraki also said unconfirmed reports said the government had prepared an improved offer for the union. He urged the union to accept the government’s proposal and end its strike.

”If the reports are true that FG has improved on its offer to JOHESU, it would be a step forward if the health workers could also stretch out a hand of fellowship – in good faith – to meet the government halfway with a view to accepting the offer,” he said.

Saraki began his mediation between the government and JOHESU over the ongoing strike action by the workers, which has crippled Nigeria’s public health care facilities for the past 40 days.

The Senate President had held a meeting with JOHESU’s leadership on Thursday afternoon; and later on Friday morning with the Minister of Labour, Productivity and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige and Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewole.

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