Times are tough in Benue and state authorities are on the receiving end.

From the flood that left hundreds of people homeless to the government admitting that it failed in its responsibilities to pay some civil servants their salaries; there is no respite.

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Benue has ordered all its members to embark on indefinite strike following government's inability to meet their demands.

This is contained in a press statement jointly signed by the association’s state Chairman and Secretary, Messrs Obekpa Obekpa and Nwaeze Chukwuemeka.

NAN reports that the organised labour in the state has been on strike for the past seven days on account of non-payment of salaries, pensions and gratuities.


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The NMA officials stated that the indefinite strike became imperative following the expiration of its seven-day warning strike.

“The congress passed a vote of confidence on the current executives; the strike action embarked upon by doctors in Benue state continues indefinitely until all the demands are satisfactorily met.

“The congress expressed gross dissatisfaction on the subversive roles of her members in the course of the warning strike, therefore referred them to its disciplinary committee for necessary action,” the statement read in part.

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