Health workers in Nigeria began indefinite industrial strike from midnight, following the collapse of dialogue between their union and the federal government representatives.
The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) had on Saturday stated that the strike will commence midnight Sunday if government fails to meet their demands.
This was even as the Federal Government on Sunday directed the various unions in the health sector operating under by JOHESU to ignore the strike directive.
In a letter dated September 12, titled, ‘Re: Notice of 15-day ultimatum/outcome of JOHESU expanded NEC meeting,’ the union said it would proceed on strike as nothing was achieved in the conciliatory meeting.
The memo was signed by JOHESU President, Biobelemoye Josiah; Secretary-General, Dr Silas Adamu; President of Senior Staff Association of Universities Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes, Dr Benjamin Akintola; General Secretary, Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals, Martin Egbanubi, among others and was sent to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.

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