The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has commended the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), over the decision to suspend its over one month Medical Doctors’ nationwide strike in the overall interest of the generality of the citizenry.
Speaking through his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs Olufunmilayo Wakama, Amosun noted that the decision could not have come at a better time when the nation was battling to curb the spread of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which he noted was fast becoming an epidemic.
He said “People should always find amicable ways of resolving crisis. I want to commend the leadership of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), for having found a way round the issues that led to the industrial action in the first place”.
“I am happy that the strike has been suspended at this very crucial time, when the guidance and expertise of our medical personnel are most crucial in containing the Ebola Virus.”
Amosun also commended the efforts of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), National President, Dr. Kayode Obembe, the Senate President, David Mark, as well as others who were able to prevail on the concerned parties for the favorable outcome.
He also expressed the hope that stakeholders would be able to find a final resolution to the dispute while negotiations continue.