Ngige To NMA: Stop Meddling In JOHESU Strike
The Federal Government has warned the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), to desist from taking interest in what does not concern it, particularly the strike by the healthcare workers union.
Minister of Labour and Productivity Dr. Chris Ngige made this known yesterday in Abuja through the Director of Press in the ministry Prince Samuel Olowookere.
“The attention of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has been drawn to media reports credited to the new Executive of the NMA, wherein the body has taken to meddlesome interloping in the ongoing negotiations with the striking Joint Health Sector Unions.
“Hence, the NMA should desist from further interference of any form, in the ongoing negotiation and stop issuing threats to the Federal Government as it is firmly resolved to achieve a lasting industrial peace in all sectors without prejudice to perceived group interests.
“Besides, I wish to appeal again to JOHESU to call off its strike as the CONHESS table that corresponds with the 2014 CONMESS adjustment with medical doctors has been appropriately addressed by the National Salary Income and Wages Commission and given as an offer in the spirit of equity,” he stated.
Ngige pleaded with the union to consider the tragic consequences which the strike action has already brought on the vulnerable patients in hospitals across the nation.