By Ekaette Ibuot
The Minister of Labour and Employment Sen. Chris Ngige has described the on going strike by the resident doctors as unwarranted, illegal, insensitive to the plights of the citizenry especially at this time of the present Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the country.
Speaking at the opening of the reconciliatory meeting between the Federal Government and the representatives of Resident Doctors on Wednesday in Abuja.
The minister who doubles as the Chief reconciliator said six out of eight demands by the striking doctors have been met.
He said government is doing a lot in the health sector, while accusing the striking doctors as acting a script and being unfair to the government despite all its efforts.
He added ; “Essential services don’t go on strike according to ILO laws, if they do, other people can be hired. Let’s not use strike to intimidate government, l will not allow it to continue”.
It would be recalled that resident doctors on September 7th , 2020 embarked on indefinite strike on the ground that the Federal Government failed to meet up with their demands including insurance package, payment of outstanding Covid-19 inducement allowance, onward review of Covid 19 hazard allowance.