Minister dares health workers over strike threat, says maybe Nigeria needs a revolution

November 26, 2013 6:45 AM

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WorldStage Newsonline—Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu has expressed anger over the incessant strikes in the health sector, saying the sector has lost its respect.

“The health sector is losing its respect, it is not only losing. Right now, I have on my table three threats (among groups in the health sector) to proceed on strike. One threat is to proceed on the 28, another one is to start on the 13 (December). For me, they can go ahead. If you are talking, people should stop sending these threats to me for goodness sake. Look at ASUU; we’ve not had any school for how many months? Four months. If that is what Nigeria needs, revolution, for me, I like it. Let’s close everything; let’s close everything. Maybe that is what Nigeria needs; we need a revolution. For me, I like it. Let’s close everything; let’s start afresh. It may be better for this country. If all these people go to the private sector they run back because they won’t get half of what government is paying."


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