>>>>>>The federal government of Nigeria has called on it's health professionals to desist from incessant industrial action which according to the country's health minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole have been ravaging the health sector, adding that labor disputes are better resolved through dialogue rather than strike and violence.
According to him, the incessant labor disputes have been
ravaging health sector despite effort made by the present administration
to revive the healthcare system. He said this in a circular addressed to the Chief Executives Officers of University
Teaching Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and other Tertiary Health
Institutions under the Federal Ministry of Health and signed by the
Director, Human Resources, Mr Danjuma Kurau. He noted that health sector is one of the essential services that are prohibited by
law from embarking on strike action, however the Ministry of Health has
been subjected to so much ridicule and embarrassment as a result of
frequent strikes by the different professionals that make up its
He however promised that all health workers and other related
services that their welfare will be adequately and responsibly catered
for by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari,but he warned that any staff who chooses the path of
strike in enforcing his/her demand should not be paid salaries and
allowances within the period of strike.
He stated that in order to revert to path of decency and discourage impunity, all
Chief Executive Officers of agencies and hospitals under the supervision
of the ministry are to strictly, enforce the No Work No Pay Policy as in section 43 of the
Trade Disputes Act, CAP T8, law of the Federation of Nigeria.