Doctors Call Off Nationwide Strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has directed doctors nationwide to resume work after it called off its sixty four day-old strike action.

NMA President, Dr Lawrence Obembe Sunday told journalists in Abuja after an Emergency Delegates Meeting, that the association’s decision to suspend the industrial action was based on current health challenges in the country.

According to him, “having considered the interventions, delegates resolved to suspend the strike action in the interest of urgent national emergencies while negotiations continue.”

“Consequently, all medical and dental doctors are hereby directed to resume duty at their working posts with effects 8.00 hours of Monday, 25th August,  2014.”

Obembe also urged the federal government to reverse the sack of resident doctors.

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