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As health workers threaten strike, Nasarawa governor gives N504m vehicles to lawmakers

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The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has reportedly bought 24 Toyota Hilux vehicles valued at N504million for members of the state House of Assembly.

The Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Abdullahi, who disclosed this to journalists, said the governor gave the vehicles to the lawmakers for official use.

Findings revealed that each vehicle cost N21million.

The presentation of the vehicles to the lawmakers has created uproar in Nasarawa with many claiming the state could not boast of a single ventilator in any of its hospitals.

The health workers in the state on April 16 protested the non-payment of their March salary by officials at Doma local government area of the state.

They have threatened to embark on industrial action if they are not paid by Friday.

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The Secretary of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) in Doma LGA, Adamu Musa, stated this when he appeared before the House Committee on Public Complaints, Petitions and Security.

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He said: “We petitioned the Chairman of Doma Local Government, Alhaji Rabo Sani over the non- payment of March salary to health workers and we are set to commence strike by Friday 17th, 2020, if nothing is done.”

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