Doctors under the aegis of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have urged Kogi Gov. Yahaya Bello to order the full payment of their February salaries.
The NMA made the call in a communiqué jointly signed by its Chairman, Dr. Omakoji Oyiguh and Secretary, Dr. Chimezie Udebuani on Tuesday in Lokoja.
”The meeting observed that the salary of the medical doctors working with the Government of Kogi State was in percentage (69.97 per cent).
Lack of Notice or Invitation
”The meeting further observed that the payment in percentage was done despite lack of notice or invitation for negotiation to members whose salaries are to be affected.
”The NMA Kogi in a letter to Gov. Bello, dated March 7, drew the attention of the governor to non-invitation to participate in any negotiation and the expectation of NMA for payment of full salary for February 2022.
Two Years of Peaceful and Harmonious Industrial Relations
”The NMA Kogi chapter, requests His Excellency, to note that it has been two years of peaceful and harmonious industrial relations in the medical sector.
”The governor’s handlers on the issue of the percentage salary should be cautioned against doing anything that will cause a breakdown of the much-cherished relationship already developed,” the NMA said.”