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Enugu Commissioner charges health workers on enhanced service delivery

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Enugu Commissioner charges health workers on enhanced service delivery

The newly appointed Commissioner for Health, Prof. Emmanuel Obi, has charged health sector workers in the state to intensify efforts in ensuring effective service delivery in the sector.

 

Obi gave the charge when he toured key health agencies in Enugu State aimed at re-acquainting the commissioner with the inner workings of the Enugu State Ministry of Health and its associated bodies on Tuesday.

 

The commissioner urged them to ensure punctuality, dedication, and renewed commitment to their duties.

The agencies visited were Enugu State Primary Healthcare Development Agency [ENSPHCDA], State Hospitals Management Board [SHMB], Enugu State Agency for Universal Health Coverage [ESAUHC], and Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane [ESUTH].

He explained that the visit would serve as an indication of the government’s resolve to prioritize the health and well-being of the citizens of the state, setting the stage for a future marked by effective and accessible healthcare delivery.

Addressing the management and other health workers in the state, Obi highlighted the administration’s deep interest in the state’s healthcare system, spanning from primary healthcare to tertiary and specialized healthcare services.

He reminded the state health sector managers of the administration’s driving mantra, “Business unusual,” encapsulating the new approach under the leadership of the state governor, Dr Peter Mbah.

The commissioner emphasized the government’s unwavering dedication to the well-being of the people of Enugu and its commitment to translating promises into action.

Obi outlined the core principles guiding the administration, including transparency, traceability, accountability, disruptive innovation, optimal performance, and participatory monitoring and evaluation which every staff must imbibe.

“This commitment reflects the administration’s determination to ensure that quality healthcare is accessible and available to all corners of the state,” he noted.

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Breaking news: Minimum Wage: Labour rejects FG’s N54,000 offer

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The organised labour has rejected the Federal Government N54,000 new minimum wage proposal.

 

According to reliable source, the meeting on the ongoing negotiations on new minimum wage has been adjourned till Wednesday after the organised labour.

 

Media report has it that the Federal Government upped its offer from its earlier proposed N48,000 to N54,000.

Tuesday’s meeting came as a result of the walkout staged by members of the organised labour following the proposal of N48,000 as minimum wage by the Federal Government during last week’s meeting.

During that meeting, the OPS had also proposed N54,000 while labour insisted on its N615,000 living wage demand.

Our correspondent who spoke to sources who attended the follow-up meeting on Tuesday learnt that the Federal Government upped its offer from N48,000 to N54,000.

“Well, during the meeting, the government increased its offer from N48,000 to N54,000. However, labour rejected that offer and the meeting has been adjourned till Wednesday,” a source who asked not to be named said.

When asked if the government’s side was showing any sign of seriousness, the labour leader said, “No seriousness at all. Even state governors did not show up. Those who represented them, like Bauchi and Niger states, did not have the mandates to speak on their behalf.

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Junior Pope betrayed me repeatedly – Yul Edochie

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Nollywood actor Yul Edochie has claimed that his late colleague, Junior Pope, betrayed him repeatedly despite his being there for him in his times of need.

 

According to Edochie, it was the reason he shunned the late actor’s burial in Enugu State on Friday.

 

He said he wanted to wait till after Junior Pope’s burial before he reveal how the late actor betrayed him.

He promised the full story of how Junior Pope betrayed him soon.

On his Instagram story, Edochie wrote: “I didn’t want to say anything till after his burial. I know many asked why I wasn’t there. Why I haven’t said anything about it since.

“I took him like a brother & good friend. I was there for him when he needed me. But he stabbed me in the back repeatedly. That’s life!

“I’ll drop the full details soon so others can learn from it.

“Be careful what you wish people, it could come to you.”

Recall that Junior Pope died on April 10, 2024, alongside three others after their boat capsized on the Anam River in Anambra State while returning from a film location.

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