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Osun state doctors call off seven-month strike

Following several months of threats and counter-threats, doctors in Osun state under the aegis of Association of Medical and Dental Officers have called off their seven months strike.
The disclosure was made on Sunday by chairman of the association, Isiaka Adekunle in a chat with newsmen.
It would be recalled that the doctors had gone on strike over the non-remittance of their cooperative and contributory deductions from their salaries and non-payment of salaries by the state government.
Adekunle said the strike was being called off due to appeals from residents of the state, adding that the Osun state government was yet to fulfil any of their demands.
“House of Assembly Speaker Najeem Salaam and some others prevailed on us to call off the strike,” he said.
“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.
“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.
“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.”

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