NMA Rejects Yahaya Bello’s 50% Salary To Kogi Doctors
Governor Yahaya Bello’s payment of 50% salary to doctors in Kogi State has been rejected by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).
Recall that doctors in the state had earlier in the week threatened to commence strike action if their salaries are not paid before September.
Chairman of the NMA, Dr Godwin Tijani, expressed displeasure over the part payment in a statement on Thursday.
“We only saw the news in the media this morning but we doubt it is untrue, but now many of our members have gotten alert, confirming the payment of 50% of their salaries. Kogi doctors are not happy with that decision,” said Tijani.
“As a noble and an understanding association, we expected the government to notify us of this shortfall and not be taken by surprise. I learnt those working in Tertiary institutions are being paid full salary while those with Ministry and Hospital management Board (HMB) will get half salary. NMA express displeasure with that level of discrimination,” he said.