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Ondo State Health Workers Protest Non Payment Of 5months Salary

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Health workers in Ondo State Government Medical Village in Ondo, Ondo west local government, yesterday took to the streets to protests their unpaid salaries running into five months by the state government.

The workers in their hundred, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory assistance , records officers, among others, paralysed activities at all government health facilities across chanting solidarity songs.

The angry protesters were armed with leave branches and placards with various inscriptions such as “Pay our salaries “ ,”Shall we die before you pay us” , “we are saving life, pay our salaries and safe us from hunger” among others.

Some workers who spoke with LEADERSHIP said lives had become so unbearable as they can no longer feed their families due to their unpaid salaries.

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According to them, men among them could no longer function as good husbands at home again.

The workers who are from Mother and Child Hospitals and Trauma Centre said despite their professional contributions to the medical village, which had accorded the state, international recognition, the state government had refused to pay their wages.

Addressing the workers at his palace, the paramount ruler of Ondo kingdom, Oba Victor Kiladejo promised to discuss with the government to find a lasting solution to their plight.

The workers, however, vowed to continue the protest until their five months salaries are paid.

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