Resident doctors at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State had last week protested over unpaid four months salaries owed them by the Federal Government.
Protesting doctors armed with placards, some of which reads “Our Families are hungry”, FG pay our salaries” and “we are hungry, MMM is becoming an option”, in Bayelsa state [Vanguard]The aggrieved medical practitioners, who are under the Association of Resident Doctors, threatened to withdraw services to patients as from November 15, after their complain to the management of the Federal Medical Centre over the issue was not responded to.
Armed with placards, some of which reads “Our Families are hungry”, FG pay our salaries” and “we are hungry, MMM is becoming an option”, the protesting doctors, led by their Chairman, Dr. Nonso Okoye, called on Nigerians to prevail on the Federal Government to pay up salaries owed them.
They bemoaned the payment of only 52 per cent salary from February to May, 2016, adding that they are still being owed September and October, Vanguard reports.
When Contacted, the Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Dennis Alagoa, assured that the issue will be resolved soon.