Nigerian Doctors Call Off Two Months Old Strike
Nearly two months after down tooling, Striking members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have suspended their strike.
Although details of what led to the call off is still unknown, the decision was said to be an outcome of the meeting the body held on Saturday, following the intervention by the President of the Senate, David Mark.
Following Saturday’s meeting, the association then announced that it has called of the strike, adding that posted no doctor will be victimized in whatsoever way as a result of their down tooling.
The NMA announced the suspension of the strike through its official twitter handle @nmanigeria .
“BREAKING!!! NMA rose from an Emergency Delegates Meeting and decided that the #NMAStrike be suspended with ALL Doctors resuming duties ISQ.
” This means that NO Doctor in the country would be victimised in whatever form as a result of participation in the #NMAStrike. Details later, “the association announced early Sunday morning.
According to Esohe Blessing ?@dresoheblessing the strike was suspended following the outcome of voting by members.
Out of 265 total vote cast, 199 voted for suspension (75 %), 96 voted against. (24%) ,while persons abstained.
A press conference to announce the suspension of the strike is to be addressed today (Sunday), August 24.
Following the refusal of the NMA to call off the strike earlier, the federal government sacked all resident doctors in the country.
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