Imo Doctors end two-month strike after meeting with governor

Doctors attached to Imo state chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on Wednesday ended its two months strike.

Okay.ng understands that the doctors held a closed-door meeting with the state’s new governor, Emeka Ihedioha, to reach to an agreement.

Kyrian Duruewuru, chairman of NMA, disclosed to Okay.ng in a statement that the association “has called off the indefinite strike with an immediate effect.”

He said that the governor has agreed to settle their demands during the meeting on Wednesday.

Duruewuru said, “we have called off the indefinite strike and we have instructed our members to go back to work.”

“The governor said that our reason for embarking on strike was germane. He said that the state government would now begin to pay us 100 per cent salaries, not half payment anymore.”

“The governor also agreed to pay us three months salary arrears owed the members of our association. He also agreed to rehabilitate the road leading to Imo Teaching Hospital, Orlu.”

“There are other technical issues but we think that it was fair to give the new administration the benefit of doubt. We have gone back to work immediately.”

Muhammad A. Aliyu

Muhammad Ameer Aliyu, is a prolific journalist who joined Okay Nigeria in 2015 with the aim staying committed to bringing more positive growth to the digital news platform. He is the Senior editor at Okay Nigeria.
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