We hear former President, Olusegun Obasanjo a.k.a Baba Iyabo, is responsible for the suspension of doctors’ strike.
The resident doctors of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, had been on strike for 105 days, but they returned to work on Monday.
The President of the association in the UCH, Dr. Lukman Ogunjimi, says the intervention of Obasanjo led to a resolution of the impasse.
“The meeting was facilitated by the first Director of Administration in UCH, Doja Adewolu, who is an Egba High Chief. He was concerned that patients were suffering while the strike continued, just as we were concerned also.
The President of the Association of Resident Doctors in the UCH; Lagos University Teaching Hospital; Yaba Psychiatric Hospital; Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta; Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria; medical elders and Chief Medical Directors in all the hospitals were present at the meeting. The former president played a fatherly role and persuaded us to return to work while negotiation continues with the hospitals’ managements.”