Resident doctors of the Jos University Teaching Hospital ,JUTH, has
staged a protest on what they termed the non implementation of the
industrial court order asking its chief medical director, Professor Edmund Banwat, to stop the sacking of doctors in the tertiary health institution.
The protesting doctors carried placards with Inscription Federal
government call the CMD of JUTH to order ,FG Save the Jos University teaching hospital LEADERSHIP Weekend recalls that the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja, had last month ordered the JUTH CMD to desist from sacking resident doctors in the hospital.
The National Industrial Court presided over by Honourable Justice
Waziri Abali also ordered the CMD and the hospital to fully comply
with the circular issued by the Federal Ministry of Health, regarding the Residency Training Programme of the doctors.
Speaking after the protest, president of Association of Resident
Doctors, Dr Paul Agbo, who addressed journalists in Jos, said that
the CMD instead of adhering to the court order stopping further sack of the doctors, had continued to sack his members by withholding the salaries of the affected doctors and preventing them from continuing with their postings We are demonstrating against bad leadership.
The CMD has continued to ignore the court order mandating him to stop further sack of the resident doctors. This, he has done by withholding the salaries of the affected doctors and preventing them from continuing with their posting.
Nobody is above the law. Everybody occupying any position in this
country should make our democracy work by abiding with the
pronouncements of the courts”
He further lamented that both the patients and the workers in the
hospital had suffered enough due to frequent disruptions occasioned by poor handling of issues by the hospital management under the leadership of Professor Banwat while calling on the critical stakeholders and well meaning Nigerians to call the CMD to order before he plunges the health institution into another round of crisis.
Women Resolve To Be Relevant In Democratic Governance
As the 2019 General Election approaches, the Nigerian women resolved to be relevant in the democratic governance in Nigeria. This resolution was reached during the Nigerian Women Political
Stakeholders Summit organised by National Council of Women Society
(NCWS) yesterday in Abuja.
Wife of the president, Her Excellency, Aisha Buhari, who was
represented by former deputy governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen stated that the need for a strong synergy and love among women in order to unanimously chat the course of women participation in democratic governance.
Mrs Buhari however advised women to be humble in their respective
homes to win the supports and blessings of their husbands. Adding
that; “women are not in any way against men, rather we are partners in development, all we are saying is give women their rightful supports in any level of democratic governance.”
Speaking during the summit, president, National Council For Women
Societies (NCWS), Dr. Mrs. Gloria Labara Shoda, mni, said that the
resolution was apt and highly imperative owing to the recurring issues of poverty, unemployment, lack of social support system, inequality and the abysmal level of women participation and representation in decision making in the political party structures and in government.
She however said the outcomes of the 2015 general elections in
Nigeria and the various appointments that followed into top government positions showed a sharp decline in the performance of women in the electoral and political appointment process.
“This decline in the number of elected female politicians represents a significant manifestation of female political disempowerment. Since the return of democracy, the national average of women’s political participation in Nigeria has remained at 6.7 per cent in elective andNappointive positions, which is far below the Global Average of 22.5 per cent.”