Benue State Doctors Embark On Indefinite Strike

The Nigerian Medical Association in Benue has ordered all its members to embark on an indefinite strike following government inability to meet their demands.

This is contained in a press statement jointly signed by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Messrs Obekpa Obekpa and Nwaeze Chukwuemeka, respectively.

A copy of the statement was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Makurdi.

NAN reports that the organised labour in the state had been on strike for the past seven days on account of non-payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities running over eight months.

The NMA officials stated that the indefinite strike became imperative following the expiration of its seven-day warning strike and the inability of the Benue Government and Management of Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Makurdi, to meet their demands.

They said they were left with no option other than the indefinite industrial action to press home their demands.

“The Congress passed a vote of confidence on the current executives; the strike action embarked upon by doctors in Benue state continues indefinitely until all the demands are satisfactorily met.

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