NMA threatens to join strike, gives FG 21-day ultimatum

The Nigerian Medical Association has issued a 21-day strike notice to the Federal Government, with effect from Monday, August 30 as the Federal Government said that it had set aside N4.8bn as residency training fund for doctors.

The strike agreement was agreed at the end of its National Executive Council meeting held in Benin City, Edo State.

In a statement signed by the NMA President, Prof. Innocent Ujah; and Secretary General, Dr Phillips Ekpe, the association said: “After due consideration NEC has put the federal government on a 21-day notice to fully resolve all the issues contained in the various agreements signed with Affiliate members of the Nigerian Medical Association, including MDCAN, MEDSABAMS and NARD.”

It added, “NEC affirms that no doctor shall be victimised for participating/not participating in the strike action by NARD.

“In the event that the Federal Government fails to implement the agreements after the expiration of the 21- day notice, NMA shall summon an emergency delegate meeting to review the progress made on the implementation of the agreements.”

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