Lamingo Youths Protest Labour Exclusion at JUTH
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on December 14, 2021
Youths in Lamingo are protesting what they termed the exclusion of the indigenous community from employment in Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH.
The natives say they want to be employed because the land on which the Hospital is built is their ancestral heritage.
However, police operatives disbanded the gathering, assuring the youths that the matter will be looked into.
They said a suitable solution to their demand will be discussed and related to their leaders.
The Deputy Commissioner Administration of Police, Plateau State Command, Faleye Olaleye has urged the management of JUTH to ensure that residents of Afok Lamingo are carried in its activities.
The statement was made during a dialogue meeting called by the DCPl between the management of JUTH and the youth of its host community after a protest broke out this morning.
According to Faleye, getting the host community involved will create a good working relationship and a peaceful working environment between the host community and JUTH.
The youth Leader Peter Aziz, said that the protest was their last resort after months of contacting JUTH management to perform its community social responsibility after freely giving up their ancestral land for medical purposes.
However, the CMD of JUTH when contacted declined to make comments about the incident.