Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Lagos Govt Tell Doctors Not to Join in Nationwide Strike

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"Any employee who abandons his duty post without reasonable cause will be taken to have repudiated his contract of employment.

"Such an employee will be held fully liable for the consequences of his or her actions," he said.

Birogba said that the state government had a duty to ensure that health service delivery to the people of the state was not disrupted.

He said that Lagos State Government had been implementing infrastructure development and capacity building in its health sector.

He, therefore, appealed to the doctors to use other means to channel their demands rather than the strike option.

The NMA had on Dec. 22, 2013 directed its members to commence a nationwide strike from 8.00 a.m. on Jan. 6, if government failed to satisfactorily meet its demands.

The doctors said that they would be protesting against poor working conditions, inadequate funding and poor infrastructure in the nation's health sector. (NAN)

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