The Federal and the Ogun State Governments have appealed to the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to call off their ongoing strike action in the interest of the public, with an assurance that all their entitlements would be paid.
The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire made the appeal during the ground breaking ceremony of the proposed University of Medicine of the Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, sited at Adebayo Village, Ajebo road, Abeokuta.
Amosun who underscored the importance of the health sector in the socio-economic live of the people, urged the union to consider the plight of the sick and return to work, assuring that government would look into their demands, with a view to addressing them.
While assuring that his administration would continue to invest in the health sector, the Governor said health institutions, particularly the Primary Health Care, would be made to be functional, with the provision of basic medical facilities and good working condition for health practitioners.
He said his administration would support the project, calling on the indigenes of Adebayo to support the project, as it would help in the socio-economic development of the area.
In his remark, Dr. Ehanire assured that the Federal government would restore confidence in the health sector, as health institutions across the country would be positioned to address medical tourism.
The Minister thanked Governor Amosun for releasing 170 hectares of land valued N2.6 billion and other past interventions, urging him not to relent in his support for the project.
Earlier in his address, the Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, Prof. Adewale Musa-Olomu applauded the Governor for the giant stride being witnessed in the State, particularly in the health sector.