The workers at the OAU (Obafemi Awolowo University) teaching hospital, Ile Ife, Osun have reached out to relevant authorities concerning their unpaid salaries despite the work they have been doing. Apparently, workers have been over-employed at the hospital and workers recruited between the years of 2022 and 2023 have not been paid for over ten months.
Recently, in response to the agitation letter sent by the workers at the teaching hospital, the management has let them know that they are more than aware of the situation at hand. In a letter sent out on the 14th of November they also added that they knew about the threat leaflets that were being circulated to top members of the management of the institution. They however did not make any further comment on the issue and proceeded to talk about the main subject matter.
The management wanted members of the general public, particularly workers at the teaching hospital, to remember that officials from the Federal ministry of Health and Social welfare in Abuja in September 2023, had come to hospitals to carry out a screening exercise for the newly recruited workers.
The teaching hospital management wishes to inform the workers to remain law abiding and to inform everyone that they are still waiting for directives from the Federal ministry of Health and Social welfare in Abuja as the minister has assured them that the issues will be resolved as soon as possible.
Lastly, the OAU teaching hospital management wants the workers and staff to know that it understands its predicament and difficulties. They are encouraging all employees to wait for a directive and instruction from the Federal ministry of Health and Social welfare in Abuja.