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As Nigeria prepares for her democracy day celebration tomorrow 29th of May 2018, the minister of health Prof. (Doctor) Isaec Adewole had directed that all health workers be sacked and replaced within 72 hours. This contained in a circular DHS/166/T2/220 dated 28th of May 2018.
It would recalled that Nigerian health workers had been on strike for over 4weeks to press home a demand of better working environment,employment of more health workers, improved remuneration, amongst other things. But rather than finding a lasting solution to the lingering crises, the federal ministry of health through its minister, Dr. Isaac Adewole directed sack of all workers and ordered their replacement within 72-96hours. It would be recalled that Nigeria lost so many souls to lasser fever under the current minister and Congo is battling EBOLA-a more deadlier virus, it is expected of the minister to get all his soldiers battle ready incase of any eventuality, but rather than do that, he prefers to sack them all.
The question now is, how do you cope with EBOLA outbreak if it happens,how can you give a sack directives as a democracy day gift to Heath workers.
For better understanding of the strike see Johesu strike
HAPPY DEMOCRACY DAY.