Kogi Health Workers Threaten Strike Action Over Salaries


Primary Health Care Workers across the 21 Local Governments of Kogi State have threatened to down tools if their demands for improved salaries are not met by the State Government.


The State Secretary, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Comrade Rose Momoh, disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists on Saturday, 12th of March, 2022.


She noted that the Primary Health Workers in the Local Government had been collecting 30 to 35 per cent salaries for the past two years.


Momoh added that, the health workers had the worst recently, when they were paid 25 per cent of their January Salary in 2022.


Comrade Momoh reiterated that, they could no longer bear the continuous hardship, they were facing. Health workers risk their lives every day to save others, yet, their salary is nothing to write home about. Who have we offended? Is this what is obtainable in other states?”


She stated that, their demand was that, Government should complete the process of Primary Health Care under one roof and move the PHC workers and their Salaries to State Primary Health Care Development Agency immediately.


The Comrade also demanded for Primary Health Care Workers be paid 100 per cent like their State counterparts.


The union body therefore appealed to the State Government and Health Partners in the State to come to their aid as they continued to lose their members on daily basis due to the hardship the percentage salaries had posed on them.

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