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Ekiti State Resident Doctors Embark On Three Days Warning Strike

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The Ekiti State Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) have embarked on a three-day warning strike to demand for the payment of their six-month salary arears from the state government.

In a statement made available to journalists in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday, President of the association, Dr. Tunji Olaoye said the strike became necessary because members of the association could no longer endure working without getting paid.

The warning strike notice was addressed to the Ekiti State Commissioner for Health and Chairman, Board of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH), chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), top security operatives in the state and President, National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

The letter reads in part, “Following the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum on September 15, 2017, the association held an emergency general meeting on October 9, 2017 where members observed the six-month salary areas owed our members has not been addressed,”.

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