On Monday, The association of resident doctors at the Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH), commenced on an idefinite strike over non-payment of salary.
Recall, the UNIMEDTH ARD last week embarked on a three-day warning strike with a threat to totally down tools if their demands were not met.
Dr. Sanni Oriyomi, Acting ARD President, Ondo State chapter, speaking said that the doctors could no longer pretend that all is well when it isn’t, and that besides the non-payment of salaries, there were also issues of the dearth of doctors and house officers.
“Having persevered to render services, our salary has become issue of concern. We are finding it difficult to meet up with our financial obligations.
“We urge the government to come up with a solution. It’s not in our interest to embark on this strike, but enough is enough.”
Also speaking, the legal officers, in a statement by their Chairman, Babatunde Victor Falodun and Secretary, Wale Banisile, addressed to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, said the work-to-rule action would persist until their demands were met.
Also, Legal officers at the Ministry of Justice, under the auspices of Law Officers Association of Nigeria (LOAN), also withdrew their services over what they termed worsening despicable and deplorable conditions they were subjected to.