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Osun Doctors Ends Seven Months Strike, To Resume Work on Monday


According to the report, medical doctors in Osun State on Sunday suspended their seven month-old strike.

The chairman of the Association of Medical and Dental Officers, Dr Isiaka Adekunle, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Osogbo, the state capital that the doctors will report for duty on Monday.

Adekunle told NAN that though the government was yet to meet any of their demands, their decision to resume was in response to appeals from residents. He, however, said the association would continue to dialogue with the government.

 “House of Assembly Speaker Najeem Salaam and some others prevailed on us to call off the strike.

“We observed that the people who are at the receiving end of our strike are the masses who can only access health care from state owned hospitals.

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“Based on this, the doctors unanimously agreed at our AGM that the strike be suspended despite the fact that none of our demands has been met by the government

“While we pray for good fortune for the state and the nation as a whole, when the economy of the state improves, government will have no choice than to answer our demands.”

Adekunle said the government should not victimise members of the association who participated in the strike.

“We want a promise from the government that none of our members will be victimised for participating in the strike.

“We believe government will keep to its side of agreement while we keep to ours,” he said.

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