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Lagos State Fires Striking Doctors

May 2012 | Industry Trend Analysis

BMI View: In order to provide the country's citizens with sufficient care, it is vital that the Nigerian government adopts a human resource strategy that incentivises medical workers so the sector can attract and retain staff. However, in the case of industrial disputes neither side is usually blameless. Nigeria already has reasonably good retention of doctors and BMI feels the money the government saves in resisting calls for wage increases could be better spent on medical equipment, drugs and improving health facilities. For this reason, the Lagos state government's decision to fire striking doctors could be viewed as positive for

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