JOHESU strike targeted at medical doctors, says NMA

Fred Ezeh, Abuja

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says that the ongoing nationwide strike by members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) is targeted at medical doctors.

JOHESU members embarked on the nationwide strike last month to press on the Federal Government to implement hitherto reached agreements particularly on issues of salaries for health workers.

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The Association’s FCT chairman, Dr. Chiedozie Achonwa, told newsmen at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday that JOHESU was making unrealistic demands and suggested they quit and return to duty.

“That we work together under one roof does not mean that we have the same capacity, ability, educational qualification or training. JOHESU members are just supportive staff,” Achonwa said.

“Each time a sick person visits the hospital, it is to see a medical doctor to get cured of his/her ailment. But in…

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Nigerians fed up with mass killings, President “asleep” – Okogie

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja

The Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Cardinal Anthony Olubunmi Okogie, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that the country has had enough of the mass killings across the country.

In a telephone interview with Daily Sun, Okogie further said across the length and breadth of Nigeria, people are fed up with the killings.

Okogie’s warning is sequel to the peaceful march and prayer for Nigeria organized by Catholics in different dioceses across the country Tuesday.

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Okogie frowned at the attitude of the President towards the killings, saying that they were getting more frequent and out of hand.

The Caridnal said the Catholic protests were to wake the President up to the…

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