There are plans to end the five months old strike in Osun State following a statement from the Osun State House of Assembly.
The Chairman of the Osun State Association of Medical and Dental Officers, Dr. Isiaka Adekunle, made this known after a meeting with the state’s lawmaker over their demands.
According to the statement the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Olatubosun Oyintiloye, Adekunle raised the hope of resumption during the meeting of the lawmakers with the leadership of the striking doctors.
It was also reported that the Speaker, Najeem Salaam, appealed to the doctors to suspend the industrial action, saying the masses were at the receiving end of the crisis and noting that they are stakeholders in the state.
Furthermore, Salaam assured the striking doctors that after calling off the strike, the assembly would ensure that none of them was victimised due to the industrial action.
Adekunle said, “Members of the union were also ready to make sacrifices as done by other labour unions in the state but they only rejected the agreement between the government and the Nigeria Labour Congress because they (doctors) were not carried along during the negotiations.
“We will take your appeal to the congress and we believe that we will be able to convince our members to suspend the strike. The people of Osun should be expecting good news anytime from now due to the assurance we have received from the state assembly.”