Resident doctors at the Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH), Akure, have gone on strike, warning that the hospital will be shut down over unpaid salaries.
The doctors commenced the warning strike on Sunday, November 1, 2020 and threatened to embark on an indefinite strike on November 9, 2020.
They appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on the state government, led by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, to settle their unpaid salaries
The doctors, who marched to the office of the Chief Medical Director, said they are owed four months’ salaries.
They decried a situation where other health workers under the health management board are receiving their salaries regularly.
Speaking on behalf of the aggrieved doctors, Dr Taiwo Olagbe, appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on the state government to settle their unpaid salaries.
Addressing the doctors, the Physician in Charge of UNIMED, Akure, Dr Adesina Adetan, said the government will soon streamline their payment system with those of other workers in the state.