Members of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP), Kwara branch on Monday embark on a seven-day warning strike across the 16 local government areas of the state.
Dr. Saka Agboola, Chairman of the association stated this during an emergency Congress held by the association in Ilorin, saying the association had given a series of ultimatums to the state government over the welfare of their members.
In as much as it’s painful for the executives to take such a decision, he said congress has unanimously agreed on the commencement of the warning strike action.
According to him, this is to give room for engagement with the government on some of their agitations, including good conditions of service, especially in the payment of new remunerations to the members of the union.
“We are not this form of pressure group, but it has gotten to a point that the wellbeing of doctors in Kwara has to be seriously looked into.
“We have responsibilities to our families, our neighbours and even to our patients. There is a need to remunerate the doctors to get efficient output.
“This is the more reason why we have engaged several fora at every opportunity to resolve our demands, but it is unfortunate that at the expiration of the ultimatum given, we have not been able to reach a comfortable agreement,” he said.