Good morning my comrades.
We appreciate your supports so far in this struggle. Your efforts have not been in vain as we recorded some victories.
Nurses as noble professionals are not just challenging the authority we are only demanding for our LEGITIMATE RIGHTS. We appreciate our amiable Governor for his swift attendance to some of our requests. We appreciate the approval for the eventual commencement of internship in Lagos State for the graduate Nurses. We are aware of the fear and agitation of already employed graduates in the service. I want to assure you that we shall explore all avenues to address the situation.
The correction of entry point from GL 09 to GL 10 is receiving the attention of our National Body as a NEW circular from the office of Head of Service of the Federation is required to correct the anomaly. We not shall foreclose the ability of the state government to correct the error even before the release of federal circular. You would recalled that our governor approved the lateral conversion before the federal government did likewise also maternity leave. Our governor therefore can do it.
We appreciate the approval of unified scheme of Service for Nurses as approved by the National Council on Establishment in 2016.
We appreciate LASUTH, MOH, & PHCB for the inclusion of Uniform Allowance in their year 2018 budget as enshrined in the Lagos State Public Service Rules.
We want to implore HSC not to be an exception. The agency should consider raising a supplementary budget to pay the Uniform Allowance in 2018.
We appreciate the state government through the office of our Honourable Commissioner for Health for the promise to ensure central payment of the Uniform Allowance with effect from 2019.
We appreciate the State government for the assurance to pay the Adjusted CONHESS salary once the circular is released by the Federal government.
We appreciate all other commitments by the state government.
It is in view of the above that the National body of our union granted approval that the strike should be relaxed in Lagos State.
This gesture was also extended to Kano, Yobe and Niger States.
While awaiting further directive from the National Headquarters, let all Nurses comply with the call to resume duty and render skeletal services.
Emergency services should run for 24hrs. Other services should be rendered from 8am-4pm.
No nurse should stay at home under the pretence of being on strike unless if on off-duty.
On the perceived mismanagement of the strike by the State leadership of JOHESU.
We shall review the situation and decide on modality for future collaboration after due consultations.
Meanwhile, let me tender apology on behalf of all members of JOHESU in the State.
It has been a good fight and we shall continued to fight for our rights.
Soon, very soon, we shall all see appreciable improvement in our emolument.
We appreciate the public for their understanding and we are assuring you of our readiness to continue rendering best services for the wellbeing of all.
Once again, I thank you for your cooperation.
God bless us all.
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