Doctors Threaten Strike Over Murder Of OAU Professor

Members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Osun State on Tuesday threatened to down their tools following the murder of Professor Jerome Elusiyan of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife by unknown gunmen.

The doctors threatened that they will embark on industrial action if an investigation is not promptly carried out and the gunmen apprehended by police.

NMA Chairman, Edward Komolafe, during a press conference in Osogbo, Osun State capital condemned the incident and called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to act decisively to apprehend the perpetrators and subject them to the full wrath of law in order to discourage a recurrence of such.

Komolafe also called on the IGP to order the police to hasten their report which is delaying them from carrying out autopsy on the deceased.

The doctors lamented that security threat and inadequate welfare of members is one of the reasons why some medical practitioners relocate abroad to practice their professions.

According to them, if their demands are not met, anindustrial action will be carried out in hospitals across the state from Thursday.

Professor Jerome before his death was a pediatrician and Chairman, Medical Advisory council, OAU.

He was killed on Friday last week along Benin/Ekpoma road by unknown gunmen.

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