National Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria warns FG On Privatising Health Institutions

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National Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria warns FG On Privatising Health Institutions

National Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria has warned the Federal Government not to privatise the health Institutions due to its importance to Nigerians.

The National President of the Union, Comrade Biobelemoye Joy Josiah gave the warning during the North West Zonal meeting of the union held at Kaduna Health Workers Union Lodge, Barnawa, Kaduna.

Represented by the Deputy National President, Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibir, the President Biobelemoye Joy Josiah lamented that privatising the health Institutions would affect the accessible for the health facilities to the common man.

In his remark, the National Vice President North West Zone, Comrade Hussaini Hamisu explained that the aim of the meeting is to deliberate collectively on the challenges affecting the zone and how to address them.

He lamented that the zone is bedeviled

 with various challenges such as kidnapping, arm banditry, cattle rustling and serious economic hardship and called on the governments to address them.

In his welcome address, the State Chairman of Health Workers Union of Nigeria Kaduna State Council Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleman said his council has successfully secured more than three hundred and fifty housing estates to his members through Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria.

He said the union also obtained four hundred and fifty seven million naira through Cooperative Housing Development Loan from Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria to build housing units for his members.

Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleman said the union distributed three thousand units of home solar power machine as loan to the members.

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He said some of the challenges of the union included the payment of irregular minimum salaries as minimum wage without consequential adjustment at the local government level, battered industrial relationship with the State Government which is a general concern to all trade unions in the state.

All the states in the zone have their representatives at the meeting.

Cov/Adamu Yusuf