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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Jubilation Hits Ekiti As Governor Fayose approves special salary structure for doctors in Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose at a meeting with Executives of the Ekiti State Council of Nigeria Medical Association(NMA) in Afao Ekiti on Wednesday approved the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure for medical doctors in Ekiti State.

CONMESS is a special salary scale that medical doctors in the state has been agitating for over the past four months.

Governor Fayose who spoke with newsmen after the meeting explained that he would have approved the special package long before now but for the economic downturn being experienced in the state.

He said: "but for the dip in our finances, we ought to have done this before but it is better late than never. CONMESS is an allowance the doctors have been agitating about for a while, we have been on it for about 3/4 months but today we have resolved it, I have given approval that the government will pay with effect from March 2017. The government will keep to its word and we'll ensure payment.


Chairman, Ekiti State Council of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr. Sunday Omoya in his reaction expressed appreciation for the governor’s approval of the salary structure. He assured Ekiti people that the government's action will bring about improved performance on the part of medical personnel in the state.

"We came as an association to see governor Fayose for an issue we have been agitating for for some months, the welfare of our members and particularly the revision of our CONMESS circular structure, the circular structure took effect some years back, federal institutions and some states have been enjoying it but we are glad that today, ours have been approved by the governor and it will take effect from 1st of March, 2017.

"We know he is a governor that keep his words, he signed it right before us, we are sure implementation will commence as scheduled. We are happy to be one of the states that have achieved this feat. As an association, the NMA always show our gratitude to the governor in respect to what we do to people of the state, in respect to our performance at work and I want to assure the people of the state once again that they will see doctors in the state perform their duty with renewed commitment, with improved morale and our service delivery will be significantly affected by some of these things the governor is doing for us", Dr. Omoya said.