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April 23, 2024
Health

Nasarawa NMA suspends strike, gives govt 2 weeks ultimatum

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) Nasarawa State Council, has suspended its five-day warning strike.

The chairman of the association, Dr. Peter Attah, disclosed this during a press briefing with journalists.

He said the decision to suspend the strike was reached at an emergency congress held on Monday in Lafia.

According to him, the decision was meant to ameliorate the plight of Nasarawa residents.

Recall that NMA had embarked on a five-day warning strike from July 5, to press home their demands on welfare issues.

The chairman, however, disclosed that the association gave the state government another two-week ultimatum to address their demands.

“The new ultimatum starts today, Monday to end on July 24. If by July 24, the government still refuses to meet our demands, we will call for Congress and decide on the next line of action, Dr. Attah added.

He listed some of their demands including the non-implementation of promotions for doctors and annual salary increments for over nine years, the non-implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage and consequential adjustments.

Others are non-implementation of the reviewed hazard allowance circular and the accrued 19 months arrears, high burden of taxation, inadequate manpower and work overload.

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