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Kwara State Doctors Begin Warning Strike, Demand Improved Welfare

Medical doctors in Kwara State today embarked on seven-day warning strike, to protest unsatisfied working conditions and demand better welfare.

The medical doctors under the auspices of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP), Kwara State branch said the strike action became imperative due to the insensitivity of the government to plights of their members.

Speaking with newsmen in Ilorin, Chairman of Kwara State doctors, Dr. Saka Ismail Agboola, said the association had no choice than to embark on the warning strike, beginning from today, after several extensions of ultimatum, the last which elapsed today.

KWARAREPORTERS NEWS gathered that the doctors under the employment roll of Kwara State government had last three weeks issued their final warning.

Chairman of the Association, Dr. Agboola said, in the previous ultimatum, “earlier, there was a 21-day ultimatum given. The ultimatum expired recently. And a congress was held.

“Arising from the congress, we want to announce to you that the congress has decided to extend our ultimatum by eight weeks to end on November 1, 2021.

“Our decision to extend the ultimatum by eight weeks is borne out of empathy for the general public. We do not want to cause more harm to our people. Also government has shown commitment and serious concern to some of our demands.

This government has invested so much on health in terms of renovation of dilapidated infrastructure, building of new ones and supply of modern equipment.

“We believe with all these structures, if the drivers of the structures especially are not well remunerated and well motivated, they may be tempted to migrate to other states.

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