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DSTG Permanent Secretary, Mr.Obuh Advises Professionals to Stop Incessant Strikes

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The Permanent Secretary, Government House and Protocol, Asaba Mr. Tony

Obuh have decried the effects of the insistent strike actions embarked

upon by professional bodies especially medical doctors in the country on

the economy and lives of the citizenry.
Mr. Obuh who stated this yesterday (14-2-2014) in Asaba at the send-forth

ceremony for the 2013/2014 Batch A Corps members who served in the

directorate said that Nigerians grow concerned whenever there is a strike

threat especially by medical professionals explaining that they had a

responsibility to uphold the medical oath they took to protect lives

rather than their personal interest.
His words “Nigerians become worried anytime they hear that there is a

threat of strike because medical professionals who have taken oath to

protect lives abandon those lives for personal issues. We continue to pray

to God that one day a way will be found to persuade medical practitioners

to place lives of patients far above their own personal wishes and

desires”.
Mr. Obuh harped on the need for proper dialogue between government and

medical practitioners explaining that no responsible government would

shirk its responsibilities of providing conducive environment for its

workforce.
Continuing “If for any reason medical practitioners have need to complain

and it is properly articulated to the government, I believe that the

government will listen and attend to that need as much as possible and

within the limits of its resources”, he said.
The Permanent Secretary called on youths to be passionate about their

chosen career as that was the only way to achieve success and job

satisfaction.
He commended the youth corper Dr. (Mrs.) Henrietta Edebaetu for her

exceptional service to the directorate and advised her to allow every

decision she would undertake in her profession to be guided by the oath

she has taken as a medical practitioner to protect lives.

Responding briefly Dr. Mrs. Henrietta Edebaetu commended the staff of

Government House and Protocol for their warm and friendliness during her

service year.
Highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of gifts by the Permanent

Secretary.