Members of the Ondo state chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, and its affiliates have suspended their industrial dispute with the state government after a protracted intervention by lawmakers and other stakeholders.
At a parley with lawmakers at the Ondo State House of Assembly on
Wednesday, in Akure, the medical practitioners called on the state
government to honour the terms of the agreement reached with them,
especially payment of their outstanding salaries, in line with their
colleagues in the civil service.
NMA State Chairman, Dr Stella Adegbehingbe thanked the lawmakers
and other stakeholders for their intervention, but called for the prompt
payment of their outstanding salaries, to act as a stimulant to members
who have been out of work for some time.
Speaking earlier, Chairman, House Committee on Health, Dr Abiodun
Faleye, and other lawmakers, pledged to reach out to necessary
stakeholders with a view to ironing out grey areas and stemming
incessant industrial disputes in the state’s health sector.