Suspension of Kogi Doctors’ Strike Has No Political Undertone – NMA

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The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi State has denied rumours that its suspended strike had political undertones.

The Kogi NMA Acting Chairman Dr. Godwin Tijani, who spoke few days ago in Lokoja, denounced the political colouration given to the strike, saying similar allegations were levelled against them during the previous administration.

His words: “NMA does not belong to any political group. We are a professional association without to any politician.

“The administration should recall that under the last government, NMA was alleged of being sponsored by the APC. So, it is unfair for anyone to be accusing us of bias or being sponsored by politicians.

“As a body, we went on strike, and our demands were clearly stated. However, some stakeholders, including the Attah of Igala, Michael Ameh Oboni II, and our National Chairman, Prof. Mike Ogirima, intervened.

“They prevailed on us to suspend the strike so that solution can come.”

Tijani said calling off the strike was to honour the stakeholders who intervened, adding that it will be for two weeks to enable stakeholders mediate on the way forward.

Credits: James Azania | The Nation

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