Fresh report reveals that personnel of the Nigerian Army Medical Corps, one of the arms in the service, have embarked on strike action to protest the alleged non-payment of their salaries.
According to an article published by Thisday online, the striking doctors embarked on the industrial action on Monday, 8 September, 2014, after their two-week strike notice was allegedly disregarded by the Nigerian military authorities, who refused to pay their salaries since their appointments six months ago.
It was gathered that striking doctors were aggrieved that their salaries were not being paid after they were given their appointment letters by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) since February of this year.
“This is to notify you that we the house officers and interns employed by the Ministry of Defence, Nigeria having; considered the refusal of the ministry to pay up salaries since our appointments six months ago.
“Their insensitivity to our plights and various pleas to resolve this salary issue amicably; refusal to disburse pay slip before payment of salaries and inability to meet up with the two weeks deadline of payment given to us by them,” the strike notice read in part.
Meanwhile, one of the medical personnel, who did not want his name published, told newsmen that those on strike are the house officers and interns who have been denied of their salaries and yet expected to function optimally.