The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has disclosed that, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, is making serious measures to settle all challenges and have the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) asked its members to resume work.

Boss Mustapha, also stated that the PTF looking at the recent announcement of industrial strike by the JOHESU as rather unlucky and able to reduce the benefits and endangering more lives during this COVID-19 pandemic period.

The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, said this during daily conference of the task force on Monday in Abuja.

According to the statement credited to him, “While this suggests that we are winning this war, the reality is that we need to improve on our commitment to eliminate the virus completely by abiding with the protocols so that we can return to a semblance of what was our normal life.

“In a very modest way, therefore, we could say that our National Response, under the guidance of Mr. President, is achieving impressive results, and this has been commended by our development partners.

Boss Mustapha said, “The PTF wishes to use this opportunity to also thank our development partners as their support has contributed in no small measures to the successes so far recorded and we count on their continued support as we progress in tackling this pandemic."

He said further, “We, therefore, call on JOHESU to stand up to be counted at this critical moment because a continuation of the strike could jeopardize the small gains made in the fight against the virus and the efforts to transform our health systems.

“The Minister of Labour and Employment has assured that every effort is being made to resolve all issues and have JOHESU call its members back to work.”

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