By James Sowole in Akure
Activities at all government health facilities in Ondo City were on Tuesday paralysed as health workers in the service of the Ondo State Government trooped out to the streets to protest the non-payment of their five months’ salaries.
The workers comprising doctors, nurses, pharmacists, laboratory attendants, and records officers, gathered as early as 8.00am at the Specialist Hospital, Ondo, with different placards and leaves chanting solidarity songs.
The protesters also barricaded the road leading to the Mother and Child Hospital, thus paralysing vehicular activities in the area.
Some of the placards carried by the protesters read:”Pay our salaries”; “Shall we die before you pay us”; “We are saving lives, pay our salaries and save us from hunger,” among others.
However, the Ondo State Government has appealed to the protesters to be patient with the government, saying efforts were ongoing on how to pay the workers salaries.
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