27 July 2014
Nigeria: Notwithstanding Ebola Threat, Doctors Insist Strike Continues
By Paul Obi
Hope that the threat of the contagious Ebola virus will compel the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to call off its prolonged nationwide strike was dashed weekend as the doctors insisted on continuing with the strike action. There were indications weekend that the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the NMA which took place in Abuja will culminate into an end to the strike.
The meeting which started on Saturday failed to call off the strike, as delegates to the NEC opined that there is no concrete proof that the Federal Government has made any efforts to resolve the crisis. NMA Vice President, Dr Titus Ibekwe told THISDAY that the NMA executives could not push through with the idea to call off the strike given that delegates refused to back down.
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