Nasarawa NMA Suspends Three days warning strike
The Nigerian Medical Association, (NMA) in Nasarawa State has suspended its three-day warning strike embarked upon in government hospitals across the state.
The meeting that led to the end of the strike action was chaired by Deputy Governor, Mr. Silas Ali Agara and attended by Commissioner of health, Head of Civil Service, Dr Roseline Kela; Chief Medical Director of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Dr Ikrima Hassan; Chairman of the Nasarawa State Internal Revenue Service and the representative of the Ministry of Finance among other government officials.
Chairman of the Association, Dr. Bulus Peter Umoru said, “NMA is satisfied with the quick intervention by the state government in the contending issues which led to the suspension of the strike.
“The meeting addressed the three issues including twenty two months corrected Consolidated Health Salary Structure, (CONHESS) arrears, stagnated promotions and over taxation of its members.
“The Association has resolved to return to their duty posts latest by 8am on Thursday, the 4th of April, 2019.”
According to him, NMA regretted their initial action which has adversely affected health care services in public hospitals across the state, saying henceforth implore dialogue option to address future disputes, assuring of their commitment to serve the society better.
In his remarks, Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) in the state, Comrrade Abdullahi Adeka commended NMA and called for continuous synergy among labour unions during disputes.