The Kogi chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has directed
its members to embark on an indefinite strike over government’s failure
to pay doctors’ salaries.
A communique jointly signed by its Chairman, Dr Tijani Godwin, and
Secretary, Dr Zubair Kabiru, after an emergency congress on Tuesday in
Lokoja, said that the strike would commence on Wednesday.
The NMA expressed disappointment over government’s inability to pay the
doctors’ salaries and arrears as agreed two months ago and wondered why
it was difficult for the government to fulfill basic commitments.
“We have presented our demands to the government, but none has been met;
we are left with no other option than to go on strike,” the association