JOHESU, AHPA Suspend Strike After Intensive Talks With President Tinubu

JOHESU and AHPA have suspended their strike after intensive talks with President Tinubu.


NaijaOnPoint reports that Health workers in Nigeria, under the aegis of the Joint Health Workers’ Union (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professionals (AHPA), have suspended their indefinite strike.


This online newspaper understands that this followed the unions’ meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu around 1:30 p.m yesterday at the Villa in Abuja.


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JOHESU National Vice Chairman Dr. Obinna Ogbonna, who confirmed this to NaijaOnPoint Nigeria, explained that the plea, assurance and body language of President Tinubu convinced the union members to give a 21-day timeline to the Federal Government to begin implementation of some of their demands.

He said: “We have just returned from the expanded National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. With the level of engagement from the government side, coupled with some of the indicators we have seen so far, and with our visit to the Villa to see Mr. President who gave assurances that he is going to look into our issues with the mindset of resolving them, we brought the matter to the congress.


“He stated that the Health sector is an important sector that we should not just gloss over and that he has come to reignite confidence and trust, and that we should take him by his words that he is going to look positively into our issues. He told us to go and tell the congress that he said so…”

“We brought the matter to our congress with all other assessments that we have made so far. With Mr. President’s pleas, the congress now decided that a 21-day timeline should be given to the government to activate and release some of the circulars and implement some of those items that we have taken to the government.


“On the strength of that, the congress now said the strike should be suspended with effects from tomorrow (June 6) when the congresses in other branches will be called. Officially, it has been suspended today.”