The Akwa Ibom Government has ordered striking health professionals in the state under the umbrella of Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) to resume work immediately or risk being relieved of their jobs.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Charles Udoh, on Wednesday.
Udoh said the strike embarked upon by JOHESU was ill-conceived and politically motivated.
He said the demand by JOHESU for payment of 50 per cent of basic salaries as hazard allowance in the prevailing harsh economic climate was unreasonable.
The commissioner said the action of the striking health workers in spite of concerted efforts by the government to provide the best of working conditions was unnecessary.
He said the government had made payment of all due salaries and allowances, adding that the state was one of the best paying states in the health sector.