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ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by 9jaBlogger: 7:35pm On Jan 05
“The average person in Abia cannot access health care, we are pleading with you sir to come to the aid of doctors in Abia State”. Those were the words of the Abia State Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Okwuonu Chimezie to Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu during a courtesy visit of the medical body to Kalu’s Igbere country home.

Pained by the non-payment of their 18 months salaries and other pressing issues, Igbere TV reports that Doctors of the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) under the NMA on Monday took their plight to the home of Kalu, a former Governor of the state.

The Doctors who spoke through the NMA lamented the deteriorating state of the teaching Hospital. According to them, due to the non-payment of their 18 months salaries, doctors in the state have become demoralised which has in turn affected Healthcare delivery in the state.

Dr. Okwuonu in his speech disclosed further that, due to the anomaly, hundreds of doctors have since migrated from the state's teaching hospital in search of greener pastures to other states and abroad.

He lamented that unlike in the past ABSUTH was no longer competitive. He emphasised that the sector had deteriorated so badly, asking Senator Kalu to intervene.

Okwuonu commended Senator Kalu's strides in the health sector during his tenure as Governor which included building and relocating ABSUTH to its permanent site, consistent payment of workers salaries amongst others.

According to Okwuonu, Senator Kalu as Governor of the state repositioned the state's health sector which produced medical doctors that are currently pioneering so many sectors of the medical field both national and international sectors.

In his words, “You built and transferred the Abia State Teaching Hospital to its current site and that teaching hospital as at the time you were the Governor of this state(Abia) produced so many medical doctors that are currently pioneering so many sectors of the medical field both national and international sectors.

“In fact one of the key neurological surgeons in the world today is a graduate of ABSUTH and a good number of them are playing key roles in the United States of America and the United Kingdom in ensuring that health care delivery is sustained in these places.”

He continued, “Our major aim for visiting you today is to intimate you of our plans to partner with you to continue to deliver health care in that teaching hospital. You may also be aware of the current state of the Teaching Hospital, it is not a hidden secret that workers in that hospital are demotivated, as we speak the medical doctors and other health care workers are owed salaries to the tune of 18 months and the motivation in ABSUTH is very poor. All the workers under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) are on strike and health services have been grounded for months now.”

Okwuonu appealed to Senator Kalu to deploy his numerous influence regardless of political affiliation to intervene so that the workers salaries would be paid and to also improve the health care delivery in ABSUTH.

He said, “We know that people like you have the reach to attract NGOs and other foundations while on our side we can provide the requisite man power in any area you need it to ensure that your mission and your dreams and your lofty ideas are carried out. Another issue is we have an NMA house that we are currently building , so we need your assistance to see that the building is completed because the building will take care of the welfare of the doctors in Abia State, the building will serve as a secretariat and event center for hosting our programmes.”

In his response, the Senate Chief Whip thanked the association for the visit, disclosing his readiness to partner with the association using his Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) and others to improve health care delivery in the state.

“We have a foundation that has been a lot, particularly in the health sector, recently we went on a medical outreach to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camps. We distributed drugs to vulnerable persons, so this visit is good so we can explore other areas to partner so we can do more,” he said.

On their salaries, Senator Kalu assured the association that he would reach out to the relevant stakeholders to ensure that their salaries were paid.

Speaking further, Kalu enumerated his achievements in the health sector during his eight years tenure as governor of Abia.

His words: “I awarded a 1 billion naira contract for the construction of the teaching hospital, the contractor partnered with a German company to equip the hospital to a first class standard. We promptly paid workers their salaries because we understood that when workers are duly paid the economy will grow. Unfortunately my successors failed to build on where we stopped. Democracy is redefined by the Government being guided by majority of the people not Government for the people and by the people.”

https://igberetvnews.com/1377946/absuth-turn-sen-kalu-intervention-18-months-unpaid-salaries/

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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by money121(m): 8:27pm On Jan 05
Ok
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Dbiz1111(m): 8:27pm On Jan 05
grin grin ex convict kum saint Kalu. The Mesiah

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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by MogulAleey: 8:27pm On Jan 05
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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by LadyPortable(f): 8:27pm On Jan 05
God help us

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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by prodev989: 8:27pm On Jan 05
18 months too bad

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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by MilesMaxwell: 8:28pm On Jan 05
This is really bad... My dear country
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by STRI1: 8:28pm On Jan 05
ok ooo
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:28pm On Jan 05
Mouth Gig:
MATERIAL THINS GO KILL ALL DIS THIEVES angry angry


AFTER DEM GO DEY BLAME BUHARI, TINUBU angry angry


WHEN ANYTHIN NIGERIANS NA ROTTEN angry angry


DEY SHOW US, WATIN U USE TAX PAYERS CASH BUY angry


CLOWNS
No mind those clowns jor!

Guys,
Hold your Governors,
House of Rep members,
Local Government Chairmen,
Councilors accountable for what is going on in your various states.
Buhari is not your problem in life.
Truth is bitter, but we will continue to say it!
This is only for the wise!
We Rise!!

Cajal:
18months....
Even Aregbesola did not own up to 8months and he was severely dragged
That is the lifestyle of hypocrites.
We have many of them here.

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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Areaboyfriend(m): 8:28pm On Jan 05
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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Coronavirus84: 8:28pm On Jan 05
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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Jackson105: 8:29pm On Jan 05
Ikpeazu is the worst governor in Nigeria, that man should die by hanging

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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by bigdammyj: 8:29pm On Jan 05
Noted
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Starcrest1: 8:29pm On Jan 05
Yes they should turn to him. He probably looted some of their salaries.

This is brilliant.......

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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Judolisco(m): 8:30pm On Jan 05
18 months? Salary or allowances?
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Uyi168(m): 8:31pm On Jan 05
...
Our brothers from that side don't care.
Na jagaban matter hold them..

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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Nobody: 8:32pm On Jan 05
Nigerian hospitals are poorly funded

The elephant in the room is that most hospitals in Nigeria cannot charge the kind of bills that would enable them to make enough of a profit to pay their workers.

Tax rates in most states are too low. So states basically just have the oil revenue, which is too low right now. (Nigeria needs oil to be at $133 per barrel to get a balanced budget without borrowing.).

At the end of the day, states don't earn enough cash to pay workers adequately.

So Abia has two options

1,Increase hospital bills.
2.Increase tax bills.

Neither way is a nice way.
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Nato008(m): 8:32pm On Jan 05
from PDP to APC.....u hear the same tales of woe, in sane climes...this guy should have resigned or impeached but nah....our own brand of politics is godsent
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by cockcrowatdawn(m): 8:33pm On Jan 05
Orji Kalu should pity abia state and return even if it is quarter of the money he stole from the state.

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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Brunosamel(m): 8:34pm On Jan 05
Owning salaries of worker by the government is becoming a routine in this country, even the Bible kick against it... This country needs cleansing
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by obi4eze: 8:34pm On Jan 05
Na wa!


Abia seems to be the worst state in the South East. All the governors from OUK to TA Orji to Okezie have been performed so badly.
Ebonyi that was created last is picking up in terms of infrastructural development but Abia is no where to be found.

May God help us never to beg our enemies for what rightly belongs to us in Jesus name. Amen.
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by brexit: 8:34pm On Jan 05
This man should be clothed with shame



After his regime no one bearing his name will have opportunity of leadership



Moreover Posterity will pay our politicians according to their work
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Naijaloaded7: 8:34pm On Jan 05
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Brunosamel(m): 8:35pm On Jan 05
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you just the monitor this guy any how cheesy grin
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Baawahala: 8:35pm On Jan 05
They are begging their"problem" for a solution.
He is the real Governor of Abia.
The Governor is a Baboon or a Balloon.
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by GMBuhari: 8:35pm On Jan 05
How do these people live comfortably and sleep soundly knowing they are owing hundreds of thousands their entitlements??

I seen someone say states don't earn enough, that's true, but it simply means they are stupid, bereft of ideas and they have zero proper planning skills only to loot and loot and loot




You generate income from tourism, sporting events, gardens, providing industries or at least relax laws for investors, lucrative ideas out there but no its just looting that matters

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Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Xzellentgraphic: 8:36pm On Jan 05
Just too bad..check my signature
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by Strongbest(m): 8:37pm On Jan 05
GMBuhari:
How do this people live Comfortably and sleep soundly knowing they are owing hundreds of thousands their entitlements??


It is beyond my imagination my brother.
Re: ABSUTH Turn To Kalu For Intervention Over 18 Months Unpaid Salaries by MrHighSea: 8:37pm On Jan 05
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