The striking members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) are set to end the industrial action embarked upon following disagreement with the federal government over alleged unpaid allowances.
Dr. Kayode Obembe, the president of the association gave the hint, yesterday, after a prolonged meeting with the Senate President, David Mark who waded into the muddle alongside the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan; Senator Tunde Ogbeha, as well as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe. [eap_ad_2] The meeting, which commenced in the late hours of Tuesday, lasted till the early hours of Wednesday.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Senate President, Mr. Paul Mumeh, on Wednesday, gave hint of what transpired at the meeting.
The statement explained that Obembe however said he would not give the exact date and time that the strike would be called off until he reported back to his members.
The NMA boss was also quoted to have described the meeting with Mark as, “very useful and successful.”
He described as incorrect “the notion in some quarters that the striking doctors abandoned the nation in this trying times of major heath challenge on account of the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease.” [eap_ad_3]