August 15, 2022

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ASUU/NASU: Well being staff put members on purple alert, threaten solidarity strike, need authorities to convey an finish to insecurity


Medical and Well being Staff’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) Sunday positioned her members on purple alert in solidarity with the hanging unions within the schooling sector over authorities’s incapacity to honour agreements signed with the employees.

In  a press release collectively signed by the president, Comrade  Biobelemoye J. Josiah and the appearing  common secretary, Comrade  Auwalu Yusuf Kiyawa, the union lamented that the Tutorial Workers Union of Universities (ASUU), Nationwide Affiliation of Tutorial Technologists(NAAT) ,  Non Tutorial Workers Union(NASU) and SAUTHRIAI had been on strike for over 5 months whereas authorities appears helpless in resolving the problems.

The assertion additional stated no accountable authorities would permit her public tertiary establishments to be shut down attributable to periodic calls for for sufficient funding in addition to improved welfare for the employees.

The union nevertheless stated as a way to defend the way forward for the youths whose educational life is being disrupted,  there may be want for the federal government to implement with out additional delay all of the agreements it had entered with the Unions. 

They additional known as on MDAs to make sure  President Muhammadu Buhari’s earlier directive to resolve all excellent points with the unions is backed by fast acceptable motion that might finish the stalemate.

“The Management of Medical and Well being Staff Union of Nigeria is especially irked that the Federal Authorities and the political Actors have deserted the kids of the poor lots at dwelling to waste away, as an alternative they’re seen dissipating power and sources that might have been used to resolve the difficulty to fund political tussle to occupy plum workplaces that earlier occupiers have failed to make use of for the good thing about the lots.

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“We’re extra anxious with the event as a result of the educational way forward for the Citizenry is being disrupted whereas the politicians and prime Authorities officers have their kids principally in effectively funded and geared up oversea faculties or in comparatively costly non-public faculties in Nigeria.

“Discerning minds will agree with us that the detrimental influence of the strike to the way forward for our youngsters and Nigeria generally can’t be quantified. We name on individuals of goodwill to face up in protection of the suitable and way forward for our youngsters and Nigeria, by demanding Authorities to do the suitable factor and produce again these kids to the classroom.

“We condemn in sturdy phrases the torpid perspective of Authorities in resolving the problems in rivalry.

“MHWUN needs to make use of this medium to unequivocally state that we firmly stand behind the College primarily based Unions and the clear place of NLC management on this historic battle.

“Our State Councils have been placed on a purple alert, as we won’t hesitate to declare a solidarity strike in assist of the Unions if Authorities fails to resolve the difficulty inside an inexpensive time,” it stated.

 Safety

On the safety challenges within the nation, the union urged authorities in any respect ranges to rise to her duties by defending lives and properties.

MHWUN stated Nigerian staff have been no longer secure in each their houses and locations of works, including authorities should guarantee an finish to insecurity in Nigeria.

“Moreover, the Medical and well being Staff Union of Nigeria categorically condemn within the strongest phrases the spate of insecurity within the Nation. The rising orgies of killing, banditry, kidnapping for ransom, and excessive agitation for secession have assumed a harmful dimension. Hardly any day passes by with out reviews of safety challenges in some components of the Nation. Human lives have change into so low-cost and with out worth.

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“Nigerian staff are now not secure each at their houses and at work locations, as many have misplaced their lives to those enemies of state.

“We due to this fact, demand for a resolute motion from Authorities to finish this degrading assault on the sovereignty of our Nation.

“We equally condemn the present shortage of diesel, cooking fuel, petrol and aviation gas, and the rising wave of arbitrary costs everywhere in the nation.

“This pathetic growth has additional uncovered staff whose salaries and revenue has already been eroded by inflation, to larger hardship. The state of affairs bolstered the sooner name by the organised Labour for a resolute motion on home refining of petroleum,” the assertion additional stated.