End Doctors’ Strike As Quick As Possible – Ooni Of Ife Tells FG

Following the ongoing doctor’s strike, the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration, to end the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors “without further delay”.

The monarch reportedly made the call on Thursday at his Ile Oodua palace, Ile-Ife, during the inauguration of the South-West Traditional Leaders’ Committee on Public Health Delivery, by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.

Ooni stated that, “I am aware of your relentless efforts towards ending the strike as quick as possible but Nigerians cannot wait any further. The strike action has brought a lot of hardships to Nigerians especially the poor and other vulnerable persons who cannot afford privately owned health facilities which obviously is now the alternative.”

He stated: “We are the closest to our people, palaces have no door and that is why it is easy for information to reach all of our subjects immediately we send them. They believe us so much too by the virtue of our tradition and we are upholding these good traits.”

He added: “The newly inaugurated Southwest Traditional Leaders’ Committee on PHC Delivery is indeed going to formalize the enormous works of traditional rulers across Yoruba land and I can assure you that Nigerians are going to benefit immensely from this initiative.”

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