Medical workers in Ondo State under the auspices of National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners have suspended their industrial action on Tuesday. The association, which is an affiliate of the Nigerian Medical Association, embarked on a strike action over two months ago following the inability of the state government to pay its members their five months salaries.
In a communique signed by the chairman and secretary of the association, Dr. Dolani Gbelela and Ismaila Busari respectively, the association said it had agreed with the government representatives that a month salary will be paid within the next two weeks. The NAGGMDP also said it had to suspend the strike action following the intervention of the elders of the NMA and the sympathy that the association had for the general public.
The communique reads, “The meeting resolved that the Ondo State government should pay at least a month salary every month.
“That the five months salary arrears should be paid on or before October 31, 2016.
“That the elders of NMA appealed to members of NAGGMDP to suspend the withdrawal of services based on trust and compassionate grounds”
To this end, the association directed all its members to resume for work on Wednesday.