Don’t get it twisted: We are not on strike – NMA chairman

by ‘Jola Sotubo


The Chairman of the Kano State Branch of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Sheihi Abubakar has distanced himself and his association from the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Medical and Health Workers Union in the state.

According to him, “We want to make it clear to the public that none of our registered members is associated with the industrial action embarked upon by other health workers,” he reportedly said.

He said that the unions had the right to embark on such industrial actions when it had pending issues with the government, but it had no such issues.

The Chairman said that all its members continued with normal routine jobs at their duty posts to provide clinical services within the limits of the current industrial action by other health workers.

Abubakar, however, assured the public that its members were ready to provide medical services at all the hospitals in Kano state to the best of their ability.

The association further urged the government and the striking health workers to reach an amicable solution to end the current industrial impasse.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the industrial strike embarked upon by Health Workers Union in Kano began on Thursday. (NAN)

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