Oyo Doctors Issue 14 Day Strike Ultimatum to Seyi Makinde

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Doctors at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital have issued a 14 day strike Ultimatum to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde.

The Association of Resident Doctors of the institution issued the ultimatum in a statement jointly signed by its President, Dr. Abraham Akintola and General Secretary, Dr. Abubakar Usman on Thursday.

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The doctors say they will embark on an indefinite strike if issues affecting the institution are not addressed by the State Government within the given ultimatum.

Exerpts from the statement read;

At the last Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) of the association held on June 9, 2020, it was decided that enough is enough.

We decided to give the hospital management and Oyo State a 14-day ultimatum starting from June 11 to correct all anomalies bedeviling LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.

“The congress also resolved to down tools at the expiration of the ultimatum until such demands are met.”

The doctors said the institution has largely been abandoned under Seyi Makinde and demanded for action on the part of the state government to revive activities at the Teaching Hospital.

“The change of government in Oyo State was welcoming news to these health workers with the hope that this dispensation would sprinkle joy to the people of this institution.

“Our aim was to meet His Excellency, Seyi Makinde and to present our daunting challenges. We never got that opportunity.

We engaged prominent members of this administration, including the deputy governor, secretary to the state government, Head of Service while many letters were delivered to the Oyo State House of Assembly leadership but all to no avail,” the statement added.

The doctors are demanding for payment of the new minimum wage being enjoyed by other state Workers, improved Salary scale to the new CONMESS system, and payment of two years half salary arrears.

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