Health workers under the auspices of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have joined the resident doctors on strike, over the non-implementation of agreements they reached with the presidency.
The seven day warning strike involves nurses, midwives, pharmacists, laboratory technologists, administrative staff and other category of health workers.
JOHESU issued the directive for the warning strike, following the breakdown of its ongoing negotiations with the presidency.
President of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Josiah Biobelemoye, said the talks broke down after the presidency negotiators said that all agreements it signed with JOHESU had been implemented.
He warned that any attempt to sack the striking health workers by the presidency as in the case of resident doctors would backfires.