Breaking News: Nigerian Doctors To Resume Work Monday

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has suspended its over two-month old strike. The nationwide industrial action lasted 64-days.

The NMA National President, Kayode Obembe, who disclosed this on Sunday, August 24, 2014, after an Emergency Delegates Meeting (EDM), said the association’s delegates resolved to suspend the industrial action in the interest of the ongoing public health challenges in the country.

Obembe, while directing all Nigerian doctors in the state and federal owned hospitals to report to work on Monday, said the delegates also resolved among others that the Federal Government recalls all suspended resident doctors without punitive measures.

It was gathered there were heated debates at that the meeting which was also attended by the National President of National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD), Dr. Jubril Abdullahi, before it was finally resolved that the strike precipitated on a 24 point demands should be suspended.

Recall that while the strike lasted, the Federal Government announced the sack of 16,000 resident doctors and cancelled residency programmes.

The sack and recent outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) had also led to a series of meetings between the NMA leadership, the Senate President, David Mark and National Assembly Speaker, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, which outcome suggested the possibility of the strike being called off.20140824-173300.jpg

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