The Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Establishments and Training, Mr. Olawale Musa, has said that the Lagos State Government would continue to have a cordial and harmonious relationship with resident doctors in the State.
He made the promise when the Association of Resident Doctors of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) paid him a courtesy visit in his office at Alausa, Ikeja, yesterday.
According to Musa, the state government knew the importance of having industrial peace, which the State had been enjoying since the beginning of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Administration and would do everything possible to maintain it.
He disclosed that the request made by the resident doctors for the Medical Residence Training Fund (MRFT) for 2023 had been forwarded to the appropriate authorities for approval, promising to make efforts to accelerate the process for quick response.
Musa also expressed appreciation to the executives of the association for the visit and assured them of his continued support and cooperation. He affirmed that he would enhance the harmonious relationship that had existed between the state government and the association.
In his remarks, President of the Association of Resident Doctors (LASUTH-ARD), Dr. Abeeb Salmon, commended and appreciated the Lagos State Government, especially the Ministry of Establishments and Training, for the long years of mutual relationship between the state government and resident doctors. He requested for continued cooperation between the two entities.
While disclosing that the association plans to host the National Association of Resident Doctors this month, in an event in which important dignitaries, including the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, wlll be in attendance, he sought the support of Lagos State Government for the funding of the event, which is estimated to gulp N35million.
SOURCE: Lagos State Government