Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has beckoned on the members of the National Association of Resident Doctors in Nigeria, to suspend their strike action and return to work.
According to him, this government is one that is sympathetic and keeps it’s promise.
He told the striking doctors to believe in President Buhari.
Furthermore, he asked them to believe the promises Buhari and his administration has made so far.
The minister said all these when he appeared on Channels TV Friday morning, June 19.
He said; “We have made it clear to them (doctors) that this government is the most sincere and serious government this country has ever had. His (Buhari) word is his bond.
“This government has a record of being sympathetic to people, of meeting its obligations and keeping to its promises.”
“This government does things differently. This is a government that says its word and keeps to its words.
“We would not do anything to hurt you. We work in your (doctors) interest.
Osazie continued, “We are going through a very difficult time with other countries and this is quite clearly not the time to add more to our problems by deciding to go on strike.
He continued, “I am worried that we are probably the first and only country where doctors have decided to go on strike.
Recall that members of the National Association of Resident Doctors are on strike.
They began a nationwide strike on Monday, June 15 over none payment of COVID-19 allowance.