Health Sector Embark on Indefinite Strike Days to Presidential Inauguration

by John Ojewale
0 comment
Health Workers Embark on Indefinite Strike Days to Presidential Inauguration

An indefinite strike has been declared by the Joint Health Sector Unions and the Assembly of Health Care Professionals Association. Dr Obinna Ogbonna, the national vice president of JOHESU, said during a news conference on Thursday that the union will begin an indefinite strike immediately.

Ogbonna said that the strike was caused by the Federal government’s lax response to JOHESU’s demands.

Recall that in a letter dated May 9, 2023, JOHESU demanded that the Federal Government comply with its requests within a period of 15 days.

Obinna declared the union’s decision, he said-

“Consequent upon the nonchalant, biased and lackadaisical attitude of the Federal Ministry of Health against JOHESU members and the resolution of the expanded National Executive Council meeting of the JOHESU held on Monday, May 8, 2023, our members in Federal Health Institutions nationwide are hereby directed to withdraw their services indefinitely commencing from 00:00 hour on Thursday, May 25, 2023”.

Four (4) affiliate unions from the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) are among the health unions that signed the strike decision, others are:

  • Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN)
  • Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP), Senior Staff Association of Universities
  • Teaching Hospitals
  • Research Institutes and Associated Institutions (SSAUTHRIAI)
  • Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU)
  • Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA)).

The majority of JOHESU’s employees work in Nigeria’s health sector, where they are most prevalent in secondary and tertiary medical and health institutions.



cc: Punch Ng

Leave a Comment