In a swift reaction the Federal Government on Wednesday, appealed to the leadership of the Joint Health Staff Union (JOHESU) to prevail on their members to shelve their planned strike action.
In a statement signed by its Director of Press, Boade Akinola, the ministry said the Federal Government is ready to negotiate with the union and hope the issues in contention would be resolve soon.
It would be recalled that the Joint Health Sector Unions and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (JOHESU) on Wednesday, gave the Federal Government 7-day to implement the 2012 agreement or they would commence total Indefinite strike.
The statement reads ; “The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole said government has continued its negotiation with the Union and hoped that issues in contention will be addressed through consensus.
“The Minister further urged them to consider the interest of Nigerians who are the ultimate victims of the strike action.
“The Minister assured the JOHESU Leadership of the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to the wellbeing of all Nigerians, including the welfare of stakeholders in the health sector”.