Sen.Ngige to JOHESU
Lives are being lost, time is of essence. Accept FG proposal.
" We are here today to give you the Federal Government's proposal which to me is very reasonable . I want us to discuss dispassionately, patriotically , so we can resolve this issue . When I sit here as Minister and health persons whether doctor, nurse or pharmacy, come to talk strike , I don't find it funny , I frown at it . I am a medical doctor and have not gone on strike in my life . Never, since I started practice. And this is between me, my God and the oath I took as a medical doctor. I feel so concerned when health workers go on strike because at the end of the day, you come back to the table. Meanwhile, lives have been lost. Those lives cannot be brought back. You are not like the university teachers who can drop the chalk for months, come back, look at the syllabus and decide to teach day and night to make up . Your case is quite different, so let's look it the issues in the interest of the nation. Time is of essence, lives are being lost."