The Nigeria Labour Congress has urged the Federal Government to engage the services of technocrat, seasoned administrators to mediate on the on-going strike by the Joint Health Sector Union.
Dr Ayuba Waba, NLC President gave the recommendation at the ground finale of the International Nurses Week on Saturday in Abuja.
The International Nurses Week is commemorated annually from May 6 to May 12.
The theme of this year’s event is: “Nurses: A voice to lead. Health is a human right.” Waba identified the disparity in dealing with issues of workers’ welfare as the central point of the lingering crisis in the health sector.
He frowned at the untold hardship caused by JOHESU strike on the masses, saying that in spite of this, the government was yet to resolve the cause of the strike. The NLC urged the government to do everything possible to save the sector from eminent collapse.
According to him, Nigerians are really suffering the consequences of failure in our health system. He said that facilities in most state hospitals had been overstretched, adding that they needed urgent upgrade.