Striking medical doctors in Nigeria agree to negotiate

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Striking doctors in South-West Lagos State’s public health institutions in Nigeria’s have brought a three-day strike to an end. A spokesman for the doctors, Dr. Ibrahim Olaifa, who announced the end of the strike, said the move followed appeals from important personalities in the state. He said the doctors would enter into negotiations with the state ministry of health over the doctors’ demands, which include higher pay and improved health facilities. Commenting on the demands, Tuesday, Lagos State Secretary of the CNPP (The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties) Chief Austin Nnorom indicated that, if the demands are urgently implemented they would help end the strike. “Increasing the doctor’s salaries and improving their working conditions will lead to immediate return to work and greater performance from the doctors”.

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