The Ekiti State Association of Resident Doctors ( ARD) yesterday embarked on a three- day warning strike to demand for their six - month salary arears from the government .

In a strike notice made available to journalists in Ado - Ekiti , President of the association , Tunji Olaoye said the strike was imperative, as members of the association could no longer afford going to work, as they were not being paid .

The letter of notice of the warning strike was addressed to the Ekiti State Commissioner for Health and Chairman , Board of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital ( EKSUTH ) , chairman , Nigerian Medical Association ( NMA ) , top security operatives in the state and President , National Association of Resident Doctors ( NARD) .

“ Following the expiration of a 21 - day ultimatum on September 15 , 2017 , the association held an emergency general meeting on October 9 , 2017 where members observed the six -month salary areas owed our members has not been addressed , ” the statement reads in part.

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