In Kogi Doctors resume strike

The doctors' demands include reinstatement and payment of the salaries and arrears of doctors employed in 2015 and correction and payment of arrears of doctors underpaid.

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi has directed its members to resume strike two weeks after suspending the industrial action.

A statement issued by the association after an emergency meeting on Saturday, June 3, said they resumed the strike action because the state government failed to meet their demands.

Dr Godwin Tijani, the chairman of the association in Kogi, said the government failed to honour the agreement reached after the stakeholders' intervention.

"It is really unfortunate that we have found our self in this mess. We respected all the stakeholders who wanted the progress of the Kogi health sector, but the government is putting deaf ears into our demands," Tijani said.

"We have had several promises of salary alerts for the past one week without success;  consequently, the Kogi NMA hereby directs all its members to resume strike as from 12 a.m on  June 5, 2017."

The doctors' demands include reinstatement and payment of the salaries and arrears of doctors employed in 2015 and correction and payment of arrears of doctors underpaid, among others.

NMA had earlier suspended its 11-day old strike on May 13 to give room for dialogue with the state government.

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