NMA Suspends Strike, Directs Members To Resume Monday


The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has suspended its 64 days old nationwide industrial action, even as it directed its members to resume work nationwide on Monday.

The decision to end the strike is sequel to members’s resolve at its delegates emergency meeting Sunday afternoon.

NMA  National President, Dr. Kayode Obembe who confirmed the decision, directed all doctors in the state and Federal owned hospitals to resume their duty on Monday.

It would be recalled while the strike lasted, the Federal Government announced the sack of 16,000 resident doctors and cancelled residency programmes.

The development sparked off protest in some state chapters of NMA, including Lagos, Ogun and Oyo.

Last week also featured series of meetings between the NMA leadership and Senate President, David Mark, in which the outcome suggested possibility of the strike being called off.