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Governor Aregbesola Threatens To Sack Striking Doctors

Osun state Governor Rauf Aregbesola has threatened to sack striking doctors in the state by Monday, January 11.

According to a report by The Punch, the governor gave the hint in Osogbo, on Thursday, January 7, while addressing guests at the 75th birthday anniversary of the founding President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Hassan Sunmonu.

Aregbesola expressed amazement that his efforts to convince the doctors to resume their official duties had fallen on deaf ears as they remain adamant.

“To my dismay, they stuck to their guns. But you are either in or out. We have decided to use the civil service rule. The Head of Service will implement that as from Monday. Head of Service, it is over to you,” he said.

It was gathered that some of the aggrieved striking doctors present at the ceremony could not curtail their emotions and started complaining out loud to draw the attention of the governor, who was compelled to ask if some of the doctors were present at the occasion.

The Permanent Secretary of the Hospitals Management Board, Mrs. Omolara Ajayi, in his message, pleaded with the doctors to resume work in the interest of the people.

“I want to appeal to them to resume in the interest of the masses, people who do not have an alternative. A life that is lost is lost forever,” Ajayi said.

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