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At a parley with lawmakers at the Ondo State House of Assembly on Wednesday, in Akure, the medical practitioners called on the state government to honour the terms of the agreement reached with them, especially payment of their outstanding salaries, in line with their colleagues in the civil service.

A statement by the spokesman for the ministry, Charles Akpan, said the FG “is religiously implementing its own side of the agreement, with effective monitoring by the office of the Minister of Labour and Employment,” adding that the NMA was yet to “move a needle” on the roles assigned to it in the agreement.

Addressing a press conference in Osogbo on Tuesday, the chairman of the association in the state, Dr Razaq Akindele, faulted the recent advertisement for the vice chancellor position at the university which emphasized that applicants for the post must have doctoral degrees, saying it was a deliberate attempt to disenfranchise the medical lecturers, despite possessing postgraduate fellowship.

The state Commissioner for Health, Yakubu Danja, disclosed this on Saturday during the 2021 Annual General Meeting of the State chapter of Nigerian Medical Association held in the state capital.