The Joint Health Sector Union ( JOHESU ) on Monday called off its two months old strike.
This was sequel upon a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and, the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) over the weekend during which they deliberated on salient issues regarding the greviances of the union.
It was agreed that calling off the over two months old strike was in the best interest of the nation and the union.
Speaking to journalist in Abuja on Monday, the National Chairperson of the Union, Dr. Ayuba Wabba said that president pleaded for time to review their demands with a promise to implement them.
The union embarked on the strike on November 12, 2014 ober dispute over the implementation of agreement entered into with the government, which bothers on issues of improved welfare for health workers.
On the meeting with President Jonathan, Dr. Wabba said: “On Sunday precisely by 2pm, Mr. President personally intervened and called a meeting of the union and the issues were reviewed and commitment were made firmly by him.
“As the last authority, we have no doubt that those commitments will be met and he made a passionate plea that having intervened at that level, he pleaded with JOHESU to suspend the action and allow him the period to consider all the issues and dispense with them.
“As responsible people, we had a meeting to review the issue and the plea of Mr. President and we have come to the conclusion that having reached that level and having shown enough commitment and the demonstration of his goodwill, we then have no option than to suspend the strike action and direct our members to resume work immediately.
Wabba informed journalists that President Jonathan also gave commitment that no member of the union will be victimized in any form. NAN