The Coalition against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) condemns the irresponsible attitude of the Federal government towards the negligence of the health sector and the non-payment of salaries to the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in spite of the fact that the doctors are on a National strike.
Reacting to the news on behalf of the Coalition, its Executive Chairman, Comrade Debo Adeniran said, “this is yet another round of avoidable impasse caused by the government which would have an adverse effect on the citizens if the doctor’s request for negotiation is ignored.”
Continuing, he said, “the occurrence of industrial actions is highly inevitable in the subsisting system of governance and true salvation would only come when the system itself is cleansed of malfeasance, profligacy and mis-governance that has plummeted the commonwealth of the nation and made the kind of situation where workers’ are left unpaid possible.”
Considering the quintessential role doctors play in saving lives, Adeniran said “the Government should accede to their request for hazard allowances. We know how important it is to always have doctors available in our hospitals and the doctors ought to be equipped with the necessary resources.”
Speaking further, Adeniran urged the Federal government to bear it in mind that Nigerians will be the ones to bear the brunt of whatever happens should the government remains recalcitrant by failing to accede to the demands of the NARD. “The Buhari-led administration should do everything possible to come to a mutual agreement with the doctors which is preventing them from doing their jobs.”
“As the strike lingers on, lives are being lost on daily basis and the of the sick have been exacerbated in multi-folds. It is insensitive for government to dilly-dally on the situation of the welfare of health workers, as it is a matter of ‘life and death’ which makes the job of the doctors sacred.” CACOL Leader concluded.
Media Coordinator, CACOL
June 21, 2016
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