NURSING STRIKE: Cross River State Government on top of the situation

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Coco-Bassey Esu|25 January 2017 Following the ongoing strike action as a result of the irregularities surrounding the posting of a junior staff to cover duties as coordinator at Primary Health Care for Obudu and as such superintend over senior nurses, the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives earlier today had a briefing with the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Inyang Asibong, to clear the air on the issue currently rocking the health sector of the state. The chairman of the association, Comrade Ojong Ogar, said the association will continue the strike until the posting is reverted. Comrade Ogar added that the governor had earlier washed his hands off the posting when they met with him preceding the strike. He said the governor was quoted as saying “I am not aware of this issue, then incase a junior is appointed then it should be reverted.” The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Asibong, commended the association for harkening to her call for a meeting in her office towards a peaceful resolution of the matter. She also assured them that the government is on top of the matter and the issue is going to be resolved amicably as soon as possible. The association used the opportunity to make other complains bothering around their working jurisdiction to the commissioner and she promised to get back to the governor on all issued raised. Meanwhile all efforts to contact the Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission, Mr. Peter Adige, proved abortive as he is away on official duties and due to return sometime within the week. Coco-Bassey Esu
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