Minister of Labour and Environment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will lead the Federal Government committee that would help resolve the health sector crisis. Other members of the the team include Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole and Minister of State for Health, Dr. O. Ehanire.
Chairman of the National Income, Salaries and Wages Commission, Chief Richard Egbule and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr. Clement Iloh are the other members of the committee.
Dr. Ngige also sets up two committees to look into the circular on salary adjustments and the payment of the consolidated health salary structure skipping arrears.
Ngige said: “There was an overriding need for social dialogue for industrial peace, one committee is to look into the issue of JOHESU demands to enable them get reasonable wages.
“The other committee is to look at the skipping because members of the Health sector Unions, Nurses and Midwives Association and Laboratory Association want to stop a particular grade level,” he further stated.
Ngige revealed that since the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has also made a joint position on skipping, there was need to harmonise the position of collective bargaining” bearing in mind the extant economic downturn in the country.”