RESOLVED! Health Workers Suspend Long-Term Strike After Meeting With Jonathan

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Nigerian health workers under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have announced the suspension of their 3-month-old strike.


The decision was made public February 2, today, following the union’s meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Chairman of the union, Mr Ayuba Wabba, thanked Jonathan for his personal intervention adding that it facilitated the development.

“The strike has been on for the past three months, we had series of meetings driven by the Ministry of Labour where we discussed that a three-person committee headed by the Minister of Health, to address the demands.

“We had a meeting yesterday with the President, views were expressed and commitment was made to the effect.

“We have no doubt that the commitment will be made and as people that are responsible, we had a meeting and concluded having reached that level and demonstration of his goodwill we have no option but to suspend the strike.”

According to Wabba, President Jonathan vowed to solve the problems that caused the strike.

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