The Kogi Government has appealed to striking medical doctors to end their industrial action in the interest of patients and their relatives after the directives to embark on the strike on Jan. 8 in the state
This call came after a meeting of top government officials with the executive of the state branch of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) led by Mr Edward Onoja, the Chief of Staff (COS) to Gov. Yahaya Bello.
Speaking with journalist, Dr Godwin Tijani, the State chairman of the association, on Monday in Lokoja said that Onoja met with the NMA officials on Saturday Jan. 13 in a meeting which lasted for two hours with the Special Adviser to the governor on Health Matters, Dr Ahmed Attah, in attendance.
“In the meeting, we presented our demands as clearly stated in the communiqué issued after the last Executive Council Meeting (ECM) with the input from other members.
Members of the state NMA are asking the government to meet their demands, including their full salaries and implementation of CONMESS as well as improved facilities.