Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, has said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is the most serious and most sincere Nigeria has ever had.
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He said this on Friday in a Channels Television programme while speaking about the strike embarked upon by health workers in the country.
Ehanire promised them that Buhari would fulfill his promises, asking them to end the strike.
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“We have made it clear to them that this government is the most sincere and serious government this country has ever had. His word is his bond,” Ehanire said.
“This government has a record of being sympathetic to people, of meeting its obligations and keeping to its promises.
“This government does things differently. This is a government that says its word and keeps to its words. We would not do anything to hurt you. We work in your interest.
“We are going through a very difficult time with other countries and this is quite clearly not the time to add more to our problems by deciding to go on strike.
“I am worried that we are probably the first and only country where doctors have decided to go on strike.”
Ehanire had earlier threatened the striking doctors with sack , demanding that attendance registers be opened in health institutions across the country.
Resident doctors embarked on a strike on Monday after the 14-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government expired. A meeting between the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and the government ended in a deadlock on Tuesday.