Osun State government on Tuesday described as mere blackmail the protests by the striking doctors saying that the government had made more than enough concessions for them to have shifted their positions and reasoned with the government.
The government called on well-meaning Nigerians to objectively examine the issues involved in the strike and see whether they are in tune with the realities of the current worsening global and national economic situation and how it affects Osun.
This was part of a statement by the Bureau of Communication and Strategy in the Office of the Governor, which was endorsed by its director, Semiu Okanlawon.
The statement said the doctors are demanding the impossible just as it said that the state under Governor Rauf Aregbesola had offered the best condition of service to all its workers including the doctors before the current financial challenges facing the entire country.
‘‘In the face of the current economic realities, it remains unbelievable that doctors would insist that they would not be bound by the payment regime agreed to by over 39,000 other workers in the state which was arrived at after a rigorous deliberation on the finances of the state within the context of the national economic realities,” the statement said.
The statement added that it is an open secret that Nigeria is faced with critical financial challenges which have made many obligations impossible.
It said this was why the state came up with a very transparent formula for apportioning its available resources adding that this was agreed to by all categories of workers in the state.
It said it was willing to solve the debacle by setting up a commitee which will involve both parties to solve the crisis.
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