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The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Labour and Industrial Relations, Hon. Babatunde Williams, has appealed to the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) Lagos State Chapter to shelve the strike action being planned by the Union, promising that the Lagos State Government would meet their demands in two weeks time.

The Special Adviser made the plea during a closed-door meeting held on Wednesday with the executive members of the Union in Alausa, assuring them that two of their pending demands which are Hazard Allowance and Domestication of Consultant Pharmacy Cadre would be resolved within two weeks, He also agreed to sign a resolution in respect of other demands.

Other demands, according to him, being made by NUAHP include the implementation of Retention Allowance, Release of the Circular on the Headship of the Directorate of Medical Laboratory Services, Implementation of upward review of enhanced call/shift/non-Clinical Allowance and Non-Implementation of the circular on-call duty approved for Dental Technology Officer cadre in the Public service. 

The Special Adviser explained that only two of the issues raised by NUAHP are peculiar to Lagos State and the State Government is presently working on them, pleading that the Union should not go on strike but to provide all relevant documents needed to process their demands on time.

The Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP), Comrade Ruben Ogunleke commended and appreciated the Lagos State Government for agreeing to sign a resolution with the Union to serve as proof of commitment on its part.

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