Fayemi approves News Salary Scale for Ekiti Doctors
Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has approved the implementation of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) and the Consolidated Health Workers Salary Structure (CONHESS) for Medical and Health workers in the state.
A circular letter with reference number SMIR/CON.9T 111/10, signed by the Permanent Secretary, Office of Establishment and Training, Office of the Governor, Mr. Kunle Abegunde and made available to the Press, stated that the salary regime is with effect from 1st October, 2010.
According to the circular, the newly approved package for the Medical and Health Workers in Ondo State was adopted for workers in all Government Health Institutions in the state while the new package would also be applicable for workers at the University Teaching Hospital with due cognizance to the institutions autonomy as an extension of the University of Ado Ekiti.
The agitation for the payment of the CONMESS/CONHESS by the Ekiti State Health workers dated back to January, 2010 when the Federal Government approved the salary structure and culminated in a 9-week industrial action by doctors in the University of Ado Ekiti Teaching Hospital from 25th July.
However with the approval of the new salary structure by Governor Fayemi, Ekiti state became the second state in the entire South-West Nigeria to implement the new wage regime.