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June 13, 2024

Zamfara doctors suspend strike

Medical doctors in Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, ASYBSH, Gusau in Zamfara have suspended their plan to embark on an indefinite strike on Sept. 4.

This is contained in a statement on Friday by the state branch of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, signed by the State Chairman, Dr Sanusi Bello and Secretary, Dr Murtala Shinkafi.

Rcall that the medical doctors had fixed Sept. 4 to begin indefinite strike over non payment of their salaries and allowances by the state government.

“This is to notify the general public that the industrial strike planned by doctors of ASYBSH has been suspended.”

The doctors said that the industrial dispute has been resolved amicably by the state government to the satisfaction of the state NMA.

“All the outstanding salaries of the affected doctors have been settled,” the doctors said in the statement.

They added that preparations had reached advanced stage to settle the outstanding allowances of visiting consultants and Professors, as well as the issue of third party deductions.

They appreciated the intervention of Gov. Dauda Lawal, Secretary to the State Government, Abubakar Nakwada, Emir of Gusau, Ibrahim Bello, Nigeria Labour Congress and the media, in resolving the issues in contention.


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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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