The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria has threatened and berated the Federal Government over the ongoing industrial strike in the country’s public tertiary institutions.
The union, however, backed the university-based unions in their industrial action.
The union also says it will not hesitate to declare a solidarity strike in support of the unions if the government fails to resolve the issue within a reasonable time.
In a press statement signed by the MHWUN’s National President, Biobelemoye Josiah, and the Acting Secretary-General, Auwalu Kiyawa, the union said it is disheartening that the government’s actions and response had been more of “motion without movement.”
According to the union, “No responsible government would close down its public tertiary institutions in this 21st century because of patriotic demands for better funding of its universities and good welfare for its teaching and non-teaching staff. This is shameful.