NMA Directs Doctors Not To Join Labour’s Nationwide Strike

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The leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has directed its members not to join in the nationwide industrial action declared by organised labour to press home demands for a reasonable minimum wage, to revert to electricity tariff of N66kwh.

A statement signed by the National Secretary General of NMA, Dr. Benjamin Egbo on Monday in Abuja, however appealed to the Federal Government to address the issues raised for the strike to be suspended or called off.

He said: “Following the recent declaration of a nationwide strike action by the Organized Labour,the wishes to state thus: “That though the NMA is not an affiliate of the Organized labour in Nigeria, we share the pains and hardship Nigerians are currently grappling with.

“The NMA has not declared a strike action, hence doctors will be at their duty posts to attend to clients who desire to make use of health services.

“The NMA uses this avenue to call on Government as well as all stakeholders to consider the plight of the average Nigerian and do everything possible to address the issues that have led to the present impasse.”

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