Rivers health workers resume work after one-year strike

Wike, Rivers state governor

Wike, Rivers state governor

Health workers in Rivers State on Tuesday agreed to resumed work after one year of industrial action due to unpaid salaries and other entitlements by the state government.

The strike action impacted negatively on the state as most people, who could not afford to pay bills in private hospitals were abandoned to their fate.

The industrial action which has led to the death of several persons started when former Governor Chibuike Amaechi was in office but he failed to take serious steps in addressing the challenges of the workers, which include inability to refurbishment some obsolete office equipment, shortage of drugs among others.

Governor Nyesom Wike, a month after he assumed office, however, mandated his deputy, Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Banigo, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health and the State Primary Health Management Board to liaise with the striking health workers on the resolution of the logjam.

After a series of meetings with the State government, an agreement was reached and the health workers, who were satisfied with the intervention of the government, decided to return to work.

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  • Election

    Wike you are doing a good job, God bless you

  • Onubanotu

    Election — you are another acolyte of Nyesome Mugabe?

  • ikechukwu onyiuke

    Thank you the action Governor, please i hope that the way EFCC is pursuing other state Governors, i hope they do that to him.

  • Amechi

    What has he do? This is why they cannot change because we see white and call it black.


    Wike you are action governor Amaechi is a wicked and criminal man , his time of punishment will come.