‘Health workers can’t enjoy same salary structure with doctors’

The request of Joint Health Sector Union’s (JOHESU) members to enjoy the same salary structure with the medical doctors will not be accepted by the Nigerian Government.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Folorunso Adewole, in a statement signed by Assistant Director of Information, Mr. Olajide Oshundun, said the government never had any existing agreement with the union prior to the coming of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

However, he said government would not renege on any agreement entered into with any labor organization, including JOHESU.

“What JOHESU is asking for is parity with medical doctors, which is not practicable nor acceptable to the Federal Government.

“A cursory look at the salary tables in the health sector before and after independence till date have always reflected relativity.  The 2014 salary adjustment for medical doctors was to correct the anomaly of 2009 and restore relativity,” the minister stated.

“The Minister of Health wishes to reiterate that there was no agreement between the Federal Government and JOHESU prior to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.”

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