Resident Doctors Strike: Ngige clears air on residency training
Dr. Chris Ngige
… Accuses NMA of leadership failure
By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, ABUJA
THE Ministry of Labour and Employment has advised the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, to stop dissipating energy, interpreting the comments made by Minister Senator Chris Ngige in a recent television interview and squarely face the challenge of helping to stem the series of industrial action by the junior doctors in the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)
A statement by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Charles Akpan in Abuja, Monday, said “instead of dissipating energy on interpreting the comments of the Minister which at best could be regarded as an obiter, the NMA should sit up and address the challenge of series of the illegal strike which junior doctors in NARD have been embarking on, especially the current one that started on April 1, 2021, with the connivance and tacit support of the NMA.