Pay our promotion arrears, psychiatric workers plead in Calabar

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The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Health care Professionals (AHPAN) of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Calabar have demanded the payment of their promotion arrears from 2014 till date.
Rising from a Congress in Calabar, Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of the hospital and Secretary of JOHESU, Comrade Ken Bassey, who presented the communique, called for immediate and unconditional payment of the arrears.
According to Bassey, they have given the authorities up to December 31 for the matter to be addressed.
The communique, signed by the Chairman, Comrade Dan Odo, Secretary, Doris Nso and member, Godwin Adede read: “The congress drew the attention of the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation that promotion arrears from 2014 until date have not been paid to our members. We call for the immediate and unconditional payment of same to enable us to celebrate Christmas with our kith and kin.
“That the management of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Calabar should immediately and unconditionally release the result of this year’s promotion exercise for senior members of staff.
“The congress commended the courage and resoluteness of President Muhammadu Buhari to fight corruption in all its ramifications.  The congress prayed that God should renew his vigour and patriotism in order to succeed despite daunting challenges.
“The congress expressed appreciation on the setting up of the 30-man committee on the national minimum wage and called for speedy action to ensure that Nigerian workers heave a sigh of relief with the much-expected living wage early next year.
“The congress applauded the bravery of the Nigerian Armed Forces to decimate the dreaded Boko Haram sect. As they intensify efforts to mop up their remnants, they should also direct attention to renewed incidences of kidnapping and robbery across the country.

“The congress equally appeals to her members to show more commitment to their duties by shunning absenteeism, lateness to work and truancy.”