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Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by References: 12:20pm On Jun 06
.........Information Commissioner curses ICIR reporter seeking reaction to claims

DOCTORS in Ondo State have begun to resign their appointment over salary cuts and a backlog of unpaid wages, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) disclosed on Friday.

The state chapter of the association said in a statement signed by its president and secretary, Stella Adegbehingbe and Olorunfemi Owa, respectively, that the state health sector was bedevilled by diverse challenges that begged for government urgent attention.

The recent comment by the Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, in a video seen by our reporter, asking ‘whether doctors have two heads’ to give them the audacity to demand payment of their full salaries was disparaging to the medical profession, NMA said.

Ondo State government pays a percentage of salaries of its workforce, as agreed with the state by the Joint Negotiating Council, comprising representatives of government and the Nigerian Labour Congress.

The policy has been on since the emergence of COVID-19 in Nigeria.

NMA said it did not agree with the decision and asked for a 100 per cent payment of salaries for its members.

“Regrettably, Mr. Governor elected to irritably disregard basic obligations of government to her citizens. He has chosen to blame victims of government’s indebtedness for the inability of the same government to perform its duties.

“His government demands that her workers should work on credit, while gratefully accepting less than their due wages, along with insults, packaged as an admonition,” the doctors said.

The association alleged that all efforts it had made to meet the governor had been futile.

It said the last salary paid to workers in the state, including its members, was for the month of February. The salary was paid this week, the NMA alleged.

According to the group, general hospitals in the state have two doctors each.

About 50 doctors resigned from the services of the Hospital Management Board in the state in the past few months without replacement.

105 doctors have resigned from the state Teaching Hospital in the last one year, the group said.

It also said only three house officers were left in the service of the state.

Besides, the association said following mass resignation among the University of Medical Science Teaching Hospital staff in the state, the institution was about to lose some of its accredited programmes.

The doctors accused the state government of refusing to pay the third tranche of COVID-19 palliative allowance, which the government promised to pay its health workers at the onset of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

Meanwhile, the group’s secretary, Olorunfemi Owa told our reporter that his group had not decided to embark on strike, should the government fail to meet its demands.

Ondo state health sector received global commendation during the administration of Olusegun Mimiko, the immediate past governor of the state.

His Safe Motherhood programme tagged the “Abiye Initiative” attracted World Bank’s attention, making the bank to recommend the initiative for Africa health systems.

The state also became a reference point for health systems in Nigeria by the World Health Organization and other development bodies.

The ICIR reports that the Safe Motherhood initiative, which made health services free for pregnant mothers and children up to age five has not been free for people of the state since the Akeredolu government took over power.

Efforts to get the reaction from the state government to NMA’s allegations by our reporter proved abortive.

When contacted on the telephone Saturday morning, Commissioner for Information in the state, Donald Ojogo abused our reporter.

Ojogo said he was not aware of the issues raised by the doctors, and our reporter offered to explain them to him.

“Please, leave their statement the way they have issued it. We have no response yet. I have no response to give you,” the commissioner said.”

“But, are you aware of the issues, sir?, our reported asked him.

He responded: “I’m not aware of what you’re saying.”

“Can I tell you some of them?, The ICIR reporter requested.

He retorted: “I said I’m not aware. You can’t tell me.”

Ojogo then went on to tell the reporter that he “was a fraudster, a fake and financially-beholding journalist” among other names.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health in the state, Aladeola Foluke told our reporter that she had not heard anything from the association.

“I have a very cordial relationship with NMA. I don’t know anything about what they are saying,” she said.

Commissioner for Finance in the state, Adewale Akinterinwa, did not pick the calls put across to him. He did not also respond to text messages sent to his phone number.

Governor Akeredolu works with only four commissioners and a few aides since his inauguration for a second term in office in February.

They are Works, Information, Finance and Justice commissioners.

https://www.icirnigeria.org/doctors-resign-in-ondo-over-unpaid-wages/

Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by Nbote(m): 12:20pm On Jun 06
Lolzzzz... The Govt is working

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by Lalami3232(m): 6:45pm On Jun 06
Chai!!! The rate with which horrible/bad news dey flood in continuously, even devil go dey jealous Nigeria grin.
The truth be say, the nation don already cast, E go hard to fit salvage anything at the moment. No matter who come in 2023, other groups must still frustrate am. Those mumu wey dey abroad and still dey say "Pls stay in Nigeria cus life over here is not easy atall", na devil go soda una left yansh. People for Iran or Afghanistan no dey see this much wahala wey we dey see so.

I don talk am before and I go talk am again "The day I go born girl pikin, I go cry like magun catch"

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by cbrezy(m): 6:45pm On Jun 06
I still wonder why a sane Human being will come out blindly to support this government, they lack the spirit of leadership but instead always Banning relevant things, do you know that many countries are rushing Nigerian doctors but see how they treat their own, now see the case of footballers abroad Vs Footballers in Nigeria embarassed

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by UncleKoboko: 6:45pm On Jun 06
grin

It's okay.

OSUs and fool ani news outlet grin

Anything to divert our attention grin
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by sureboykris(m): 6:45pm On Jun 06
Pity. Thought this man is above board. This country sha
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by GBOKASINCHA(m): 6:45pm On Jun 06
They should be recruited into amotekun to prepare for war against fulani herdsmen in igangan

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by iWasNotHere(m): 6:45pm On Jun 06
Sponsored shit by BMC to frustrate Akeredolu

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by wenegeo(m): 6:46pm On Jun 06
this is what you get in a black man world. Doctors and Teachers are worst hit in this country.

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by womjomfashion(f): 6:46pm On Jun 06
cool

Akeredolu, you are really intelligent than what you are doing...


Do the right thing to the doctors

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by Semikolo: 6:47pm On Jun 06
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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by EdoAirline: 6:47pm On Jun 06
Anything to Avoid addressing the issue on ground......


Just watch how Malami, Shehu Garbage and Femi Ademumu will convince Buhari to ban the use of VPN in the country.....

All the BMC may Nature handle your lives the way Bubu is handling Nigeria.....

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by pafestula(m): 6:47pm On Jun 06
Evidence of a cursed country.

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by Xscape047: 6:47pm On Jun 06
Remain self medications
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by Onyeka8: 6:47pm On Jun 06
Wow
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by deji17: 6:49pm On Jun 06
Very juvenile.
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by MoIbrahim: 6:49pm On Jun 06
Hmmmn
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by blackmaine: 6:50pm On Jun 06
This is the kind of Nigeria , a devilish minded S/westerner want, still believing Tinubu is the Messiah, see in Nigeria owning Salaries is a norm, so don't be surprise
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by Saintkp(m): 6:50pm On Jun 06
Whether we are in position of power or not, we must at all time respect our professionals.
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by kayusely70(m): 6:50pm On Jun 06
That's how most of them behave when they got reelected for a second term.
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by JAfason: 6:50pm On Jun 06
sad
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by JAfason: 6:51pm On Jun 06
You voted buhari at 21 years old, by 2023 you will be 28 years

Continue.

If you like vote old cargos like tinubu with no vision you will regret it.

Your 30s will be wasted and at 40 you will have nothing to show for it.
Be warned

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by Trustedpronet: 6:52pm On Jun 06
NDDC state is also owing! Na wa o
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by Kandeed: 6:52pm On Jun 06
Long time ago medicine used to be a course guys rush for why it's assumed after graduation you won't join the league of cert hawkers but now what's the story?? medicine graduates are now working as teachers collecting 30k those with ego are doing nothing pending the time they'd be "Lucky" to see a nursing job in a small hospital.

Nigerians Doctors are resigning what's ur hope?? their government can build a multi million hotel if he wants to today but is reluctant to pay people their sweat and what they work for. Nigerians I ask again what is the faith of the common man??

#If you're not ready to hit ur streets and say enough is enough I wonder when you'll be ready
#Nigerians I wonder how long ur willing to long suffer
#Dont let June 12 meet you at home. come out and say enough is enough
#Now is the time to take back ur future

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by ecomalchemist(m): 6:53pm On Jun 06
Bf.
Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by kolakolex: 6:54pm On Jun 06
Its very unfortunate . we are are complaining of shortage of medical personnel;most of them are leaving for greener pastures abroad while the few that choose to stay are not paid their allowances.

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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by BruncleZuma: 6:54pm On Jun 06
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Re: Mass Resignation Of Doctors In Ondo Over Unpaid Wages by Anter: 6:54pm On Jun 06
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