The Rivers State Government appears to have resolved to replace members of the Joint Health Sector Union of Nigeria who have been on strike for over five weeks.
This followed a publication in a local tabloid calling for applications to fill vacancies created in government health institutions by the striking JOHESU members.
Following the development; the Rivers State council of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress entered into a meeting yesterday to review the development and decide on an appropriate intervention.
Our correspondent CHINEDU IWUNNA reports that the NLC and TUC leadership later resolved to hold a meeting today with the Commissioner of Health, Professor PRINCEWILL CHIKE.
Recall that we brought you a report last week indicating that the Rivers state government had redeployed community health workers to assist doctors in government hospitals in the absence of members of the Joint Health Sector Union.

Inadequate manpower has been identified as one of the challenges hindering effective health care delivery in Nigeria.

Prominent leaders of the Niger Delta region will be meeting in Port Harcourt this week in their continuing efforts to galvanise efforts for the development of the oil-rich region.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji LAI MOHAMMED says the achievements of the APC government led by President MUHAMMADU BUHARI are real and not propaganda or lies.

President MUHAMMADU BUHARI is travelling to Niger Republic today to participate in a one-day meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region. 

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, WINIFRED EKANEM OYO-ITA has denied any role in the reinstatement of ABDULRASHEED MAINA who is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in connection with over two billion naira fraud.

Governors of the southern states in Nigeria rose from a meeting in Lagos last night with a resolve to pursue true federalism and devolution of powers.

Japanese Prime Minister SHINZO ABE has promised strong counter-measures against North Korea.

Kenya’s Public Prosecutor has gone after the sister of the main opposition leader, RAILA ODINGA, with accusation of incitement.

Zimbabwe’s President, ROBERT MUGABE, has been stripped on his role as goodwill ambassador of the World Health Organization.

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