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The Nigeria Labour Congress and stakeholders in the health sector have kicked against casualisation in the sector, describing it as a replica of the abolished slave trade.
Reacting to a motion moved by the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria and Amalgamated Union of Corporation, Civil Service, Technical and Recreational Services Employees during the 12th NLC Delegate Conference in Abuja, President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said the workers union would continue to push for decent work status and equality among all workers.
He said the motion, which was one of the 62 resolutions adopted by the conference, would guide the union in sanitising the health sector.
He said, “We will fight against all the ills in the health and other sectors. Workers deserve the best and we shall ensure they get it.”
In an interview with our correspondent, president of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Mr Abdulrafiu Adeniji, said the association and other health workers union would step up the fight against the practice, while also highlighting the dangers of the practice in the health sector.
He said, “Casualisation is one of the problems of employment in Nigeria and it is rampant in the health sector. It is against all known universal laws that have to do with fundamental human rights and the International Labour Organisation convention on engagement of skilled and unskilled manpower.”
Yes, I had sex with my patient but ‘no penetration’, confesses rapist Sokoto doctor
Tijjani Faruk, the Sokoto medical doctor accused of sedating and raping a married patient, has confessed to having sex with the patient before investigative panel set up by the ministry of Health to investigate the matter.
In an audio recording of the panel sitting exclusively obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN, the doctor was heard admitting to having sex with the patient but later said the sex was without penetration.
“To the best of my recollection, the only time she came to common room was that very Saturday, which she came with a small girl.
“I have something to say here. I want us to trash this issue. The truth of the matter we had sex with Zuwaira (not her real name). Yes, yes I am saying this,” Mr Faruk confessed.
But when the panel reminded him about the gravity of his confessions, he made U-turn, saying there was no penetration during the sex and it was not rape.
GRADUATE NURSES WERE DISGRACED TODAY OUT OF THE SCREENING HALL AT UNIVERSITY OF BENIN TEACHING FOR NOT HAVING RN AND RM
The graduate Nurses, most of who have their RN without RM have been thrown into sadness following the act of the Head of Department of Nursing, University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
The Head of Nursing Department of the Hospital, was vehement on candidates having RN and RM and this is a pointer to the fact that the innate discrimination against this set of Nurses have eaten rather deep into the senses of some Nurses.
"We don't want people who will come to fight management for not properly placing them" This was the take of one of the senior Nurses involved in the screening.
But if they don't employ these "foot soldiers" as they implied graduate Nurses are, who would fight the very many anomalies the profession is facing? Who would help keep our profession safe from intruders and maligners? Who would remain firm in the face of adversity wh…