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Striking Osun doctors urged to reconsider action

07 March 2016, 18:52Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Some civil society organisations in Osun State have appealed to local doctors to call off their strike in the wake of the government's precarious financial position.

The Good Governance and Leadership Assessment Initiative and Nigerian Youth Assembly have made the appeal.

"In our darling state, we must watch and react objectively from a broad perspective devoid of selfishness and ego rivalry," the organisations stated.

They said the effect of the new economic reality in Nigeria was felt in every aspect of life.

The organisations said their concern centered on the medical doctors in the state and the unbalanced negotiation between them and local government.

Also read: Ogun doctors set to begin strike Monday

"It is not our interest to take side with any of the party but our ultimate goal is to act as catalyst of good governance always," the organisations stated joinly.

"We would encourage the Labour and the medical doctors who work for the State of Osun’s government to maintain an understanding with the government, the one that respects the economic reality."

While comment could not be obtained from the medical professionals, the organisations appealed that the health of resident be paramount.

"We strongly urge the Medical Doctors to consider the general interest of the State by calling off the ongoing strike in the interest of the common man in the state." 

- CAJ News


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