PDP Governorship aspirant, Jimi Agbaje has urged the Lagos State Government to pay Doctors threatening to go on strike, saying it is their right because they worked for it. Agbaje says Lagos is a mega city that cannot allow its health practitioners be on strike. Here what he said in a statement released by his Media Aide, Mr Remi Adefulu.
“My heart bleeds over this avoidable strike because I find it unbelievable that the state is making the poor masses suffer unduly due to a minor issue like salaries, which is the right of every worker. Government the world over is about the people, but are the people not the ones suffering?. Something urgent should be done by government to alleviate their sufferings and prevent avoidable deaths. Let me assure Lagosians that hope is on the way, as our administration knows the importance of a healthy people to national development. As I have said repeatedly during our campaigns, our administration shall introduce a free health insurance scheme that would be beneficial to Lagosians and service providers. The system is working all over the world, and our people deserve to benefit from this globally-acclaimed best practice in the health sector,” he said.