Ekiti Doctors threaten FRSC with legal action over colleagues death


By; Oladele Adedayo, Ado-Ekiti.
The Ekiti state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA) has threatened to drag the Federal Road Safety Commission to court over its alleged comments that over speeding killed their six colleagues and their driver recently
along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway on their way to the annual delegates meeting of the association in Sokoto.
The NMA made the threat weekend during the the 2016 Workers’ Day celebration at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium in Ado-Ekiti,the Ekiti state capital.
The NMA which was given a special privilege of addressing the gathering, and its message presented by an Assistant Secretary of the Association in Ekiti state, Dr. Kayode Ariyibi said the FRSC reaction to the accident was not only cruel and wicked, but also targeted at portraying members of the NMA as bunch of careless and irresponsible people with no value for lives.
Ariyibi who accused men of FRSC of only trying to cover-up their errors and ineffectiveness said contrary to the insinuation, the late driver that drove the ill-fated vehicle was not strange to NMA as he had served the Ekiti State chapter for a total of 10 years now without any record of recklessness or accident.
However, the 2016 Workers’ Day Celebration in Ekiti state was devoid of the usual fanfare and pageantry over the recent tragic incident in the state which claimed lives of the six doctors and their driver.
Those present were all clad in white dress with black string affixed to their arms to reflect the current mood in the state
While the leadership of both the NLC and TUC which also made presentations said this year’s May Day celebration would have been cancelled in its entirety if not for its significance to the generality of workers.
The two unions which said the low-key celebration was jointly agreed upon by them, later presented a 20-point demand to the state government for immediate implementation, with NLC demanding 12 while the TUC presented 8.
Among the demands of NLC, through its Chairman are; payment of gross monthly salary rather than current net salary, release of the report of April 2015 workers verification exercise, promotion of eligible officers, payment of all outstanding leave bonuses and immediate constitution of state boards and commissions.


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