Covid-19: Doctors issue 14-day ultimatum to Ondo state government

Covid-19: Doctors issue 14-day ultimatum to Ondo state government

- Medical doctors in Ondo state have threatened to go on strike

- They have also issued a 14-day ultimatum to the state government

- The doctors are demanding for the payment of the 50 per cent basic salary as special COVID-19 hazard allowances

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The National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP), Ondo state branch, has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the state government, ahead of its planned industrial action.

This is contained in a statement by the association’s chairman, Dr Aina Oluwafemi.

NAGGMDP is an affiliate of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), the umbrella body for all general duty doctors engaged by the state’s Ministry offer Health (MOH) and the Hospitals’ Management Board (HMB).

Others are the Ondo State Primary Health Care Development Board (OSPHCDB), Ondo State Contributory Health Commission (ODCHC) and the Ondo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (OSOPADEC).

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The University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital Complexes (UNIMEDTHC), completes the list.

The doctors said, “Government had, through official press release, social media, and circular to relevant government agencies announced the approval for immediate implementation, the payment of the 50 per cent basic salary as special COVID-19 hazard allowances, for all health workers, three months in the first instance.

Covid-19: Doctors issue 14-day ultimatum to Ondo state government

The doctors are demanding for the payment of the 50 per cent basic salary as special COVID-19 hazard allowances. Credit: Twitter
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that ahead of the Ondo state gubernatorial elections governorship aspirants within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo state have shown interest in vying for the exalted office, Daily Trust reports.

The nation's ruling party has scheduled Monday, July 20, to conduct the primary election to determine which gladiator will represent APC for the October 10 governorship election.

The second term bid for incumbent Governor Rotimi Akeredolu may have hit a brick wall. The governor who is seeking the party’s ticket is facing opposition from other aspirants within the party as they plan to wrestle the power from him.

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Efforts are being made to wrestle the ticket from Akeredolu as party members under the auspices of the ‘Unity Forum’ which comprises of opposition groups within the APC announced Olusola Oke (SAN) as its consensus candidate ahead of the primary.

However, Oke's announcement as the consensus candidate appears to be tearing the group apart as some of the members have kicked against it.

Oke, a former member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to APC to contest the last governorship primaries where he came third. He then joined the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and contested on the platform but lost to Akeredolu.

Other aspirants jostling for APC's golden ticket include Dr. Segun Abraham, Barr. Olanrewaju Kazeem, Engr Ife Oyedele, Barr. Bukola Adetula, Prince Dapo Adelegan, Olayide Adelami, Akintunde Awodeyi, Barr. Jumoke Anifowose and Prince Jimmy Odimayo.

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