Health workers threaten to go on strike

BY ANAYO OKOLI

UMUAHIA — ABIA State Council of Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria, MHWUN, has threatened to go on a strike to protest alleged misappropriation of their check-off dues to the tune of N12 million.

The union is accusing the Chief Medical Director of Abia State University Teaching Hospital, ABSUTH, Dr. Uwa Iweha, and his management of misappropriating the money.

But the Chief Medical Director was said to have claimed he used the money to pay workers’ salary, a claim which the union is disputing.

Speaking to reporters in Umuahia, the state chairman of MHWUN, Comrade Uchenna Obigwe, said they had exhausted all avenues available to them to recover the money but to no avail, hence the option of strike.

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