ONI’S AIDE BERATES FAYEMI OVER EKITI HEALTH WORKERS’ STRIKE
Former Deputy Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Taiwo
Olatunbosun has berated the State Governor, Mr. Kayode Fayemi over the
ongoing strike action embarked upon by Medical and Health workers in
the State, saying; “Fayemi's deceit has again plunged Ekiti State into
another avoidable strike action, which will deny children in the State
the benefit of the ongoing National Immunisation Exercise.”
Olatunbosun said in a statement made available to journalists in
Ado-Ekiti that Fayemi's approval of 60 percent increment in the Health
workers salary as against the 100 approved by the immediate past
governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Oni was inhuman and deceitful.
“Implementation of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS)
and the Consolidated Health Workers Salary Structure (CONHESS) for
Medical and Health workers was already approved by Oni and it was to
begin on October 1.
“Fayemi went on air, announcing that he had approved the CONMESS and
CONHESS for Health and Medical workers in the State. But unknown to
members of the public, he only revalidated the approval for University
Teaching Hospital (UTH) alone, leaving out those in State Hospitals,
General Hospitals, Comprehensive Health Centres, Blue Hospital and
other health institutions in the State.
“When the affected health workers protested, Fayemi approved 60
percent instead of 100 percent approved for them by the Oni-led
government and for this insensitivity, all hospitals and health
institutions in Ekiti State, excluding the UTH are now shut down.
“In Fayemi's infinite wisdom, health workers in Ekiti State should now
begin to receive the same salaries as their counterparts in
neighbouring Ondo State, whom they were far ahead of in terms of
emoluments even before the commencement of the implementation of the
CONMESS and CONHESS.
“For this callous act, Ekiti State children are not going to benefit
from the ongoing national immunisation exercise and Fayemi appears not
to be bothered about this. Instead of addressing this impending
calamity, he is busy spending public fund to defend and sustain his
illegal dissolution of local councils.
“We are therefore bothered that we now have a government in Ekiti that
does not bother about the welfare of our children, who are our hopes
for tomorrow and wish to call on well-meaning Nigerians to appeal to
Fayemi to accede to the legitimate demands of the health workers so as
to save our children from life threatening diseases,” Olatunbosun