.UITH resident doctors call off strike

In an interview with our correspondent in Ilorin on Monday, The chairman of the Doctors Association, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital chapter, Dr. Ade Faponle,  has called off its strike following interventions by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; the Emir of Shonga, Dr. Haliru Yahaya; and other prominent and well-meaning Nigerians, and that Saraki and others had assured them that their grievances and demands would be looked into, adding  that the strike was also called off in the interest of patients who had been suffering as a result of the impasse. He stated that the strike was called off on Monday while members of the association would resume workon Tuesday (tomorrow). Faponle also said, “We called off the strike because of the intervention of the Senate President and other prominent Nigerians such as the Emir of Shonga and others; and also for the sake of the patients. “We are hoping that what is ours will come to us. We have received assurances from the high quarters that we will get our due. The strike was called off today (Monday). We will resume work from tomorrow(Tuesday.), and “We have just got assurances, particularly from the Senate President. There has been no tangible offer yet.”

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