As the industrial action embarked upon by the Kogi State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) enters day 13, the group has warned medical doctors to beware of any offer of employment by the state government at this critical period of salary irregularities.
In statement issued by its Chairman Dr Godwin Tijani, it said they are aware of the latest development coming from the government to recruit new doctors to replace striking doctors who have not been paid for months.
The statement reads: “Information reaching me indicate that Kogi State Government through the Ministry of Health has concluded plans to recruit new set of medical officers to replace the doctors on strike from Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th June 2017.
“That appointment letters will be issued immediately and posted to various hospitals across the state. NMA Kogi State advise and warn those doctors invited for the interview to have a rethink. What happened to old pot can still happen to new pot.
“There are doctors in the services of the state government who have been owned salaries for months and to remind them that they are members of NMA and doctors in the state are on strike and at such, they can’t resume work as a mark of solidarity with their colleagues.”