The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) chapter, on Wednesday began a five-day warning strike over alleged slash in their salaries.
Addressing newsmen after a peaceful rally at the hospital, the ARD President, Dr Ige Kolawole, said that they were forced to embark on the strike following the continued deduction of their salaries since January 2014.
Some of the placards read: “Stop Selected Victimisation of Resident Doctors and House Officers.”
“Underpayment of UITH Resident Doctors Is Deliberate by CMD; Mr CMD Disobedience to Government Directives is Illegal.’’
“This is demonstration of wickedness as our salaries have continued to be deducted because of additional employment of House Officers,’’ Kolawole said.