The Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA) has appealed to the members of the Joint Health Staff Union (JOHESU) currently on strike in the state to end it and return to work.
Hon. Segun Olulade, the Chairman of the House Committee on Health Services made the plea at a meeting with the members of Lagos State Chapter of JOHESU on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that several government officials, chief medical directors (CMDs), union leaders and stakeholders in the state’s health sector attended the meeting.
The lawmaker said, “You have every reason to make requests, but put yourselves in the shoes of the helpless patients.
“Please, we are appealing to you to call off this strike.
“Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode has told you that he identifies with your cause and will address your agitations fully.
“The governor and the government of Lagos state are working on your behalf to make sure every issue is addressed.
“What is important now is the lives of Lagos residents.
“People need your services; it is not fair to withdraw such important life-saving services from them as the people are dying.
“I am passionate about this issue because I lost my mother to this kind of circumstances in the past,” he said.
He, however, commended JOHESU for the good conduct and cooperation in addressing the issue, and persuaded them to call off the strike within the next 24 hours.