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Veteran Journalists Appeal To Striking Kwara’s Doctors To Resume Work

The National League of Veteran Journalists (NALVEJ) in Kwara State has appealed to the striking medical doctors in the state to call off the three- day- old industrial action in the interest of the hospital patients.

The league also urged the state government to strive to meet the demands of the doctors in its employment.

The doctors had on Tuesday commenced a 7-day warning strike to press home their demands for better renumeration amongst other demands.

The call on the doctors to call off the strike action was one of the resolutions reached at the end of the monthly meeting of NALVEJ in Ilorin, the state capital on Wednesday.

The league in a statement signed by its chairman, Alhaji Tunde Akanbi and secretary, Alhaji  Mudasiru Adewuyi appealed to both the striking doctors and the state government to return to negotiation table with a view to ending the crisis amicably.

It reminded both sides،especially the doctors to consider the plight of the sick, especially those on admission in various government hospitals.

The league also called on the stakeholders in the affairs of the state as well as the organised labour to intervene in the doctors/ government’s face off in order to save the lives of the helpless hospital patients.

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Written by Issa Saliu

I am a journalist based in Ilorin

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