Osun state advertises job vacancy to replace striking doctors

by Emeka Nwankwo

The Governor Rauf Aegbesola led Osun state government has advertised vacancies at hospitals in the state.

The advert was reportedly aired on Osun State Broadcasting Corporation and signed by Sunday Olajide.

Doctors in Osun State have been on strike since September 28, 2015, an action they took after the expiration of an ultimatum given to the state government to increase the half-salary paid to them.

The advert is, however, believed by many to be advance to replace the striking doctors.

The Governor had previously threatened to fire the striking on Monday 11th if the doctors failed to resume work on Friday the 8th of January.

When he was contacted, the President of the Association of Resident Doctors, LAUTECH, Dr. Adeyinka Owolabi, told Punch correspondent that: “We are still on strike. Nothing has changed but I heard on the television- government advertising vacancies of doctors. They are promising them the stipends that we are rejecting. We have approached the court before this and we are waiting for the date of the hearing of the matter.”

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