The Kogi chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA)
has reportedly directed its members to embark on an indefinite strike
starting on Wednesday over government’s failure to pay doctors’
salaries. An official announcement made by its Chairman, Dr. Tijani Godwin, and Secretary, Dr. Zubair Kabiru, after an emergency congress on Tuesday in Lokoja.
The medical doctors were angry at government’s refusal to clear their
pending nine months salary and also decried the consistent deductions
in their salaries and arrears. The association went further to advise
doctors intending to pick up employment with the Kogi Government to be
“very cautious” as many of their colleagues were owed huge sums.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
that the NMA embarked on a warning strike in December 2016 but
suspended the action after the government promised to pay their
The government, however, hasn’t paid, forcing the doctors to go on strike again.