The Ministry of Labour and Employment has rejected the 21-day ultimatum given to the Federal Authorities by the Nigeria Medical Affiliation saying it’s in direct collision with the Memorandum of Understanding signed on August 21.
The NMA had threatened to affix the continuing strike by the Nigerian Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors if the federal government did not resolve all the problems contained within the varied agreements signed with its affiliate unions.
However reacting on Sunday night, to the risk in an announcement titled, ‘Labour Ministry to NMA: Your 21-Day Ultimatum in Collision With Our MoU,’ the federal government argued that the NMA’s place was at variance with the timeline said within the Memorandum of Settlement.
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This ultimatum was a part of the resolutions reached throughout its Nationwide Govt Council (NEC) assembly, held in Benin Metropolis final week.
“After due consideration, NEC put the Federal Authorities on a 21 days’ discover to totally resolve all the problems contained within the varied agreements signed with Affiliate members of the Nigerian Medical Affiliation (together with MDCAN, MEDSABAMS, and NARD),” the assertion collectively signed by its President, Prof Harmless AO Ujah and Secretary, Dr. Philips Uche Ekpe, learn.
In accordance with the docs, if the Federal Authorities fails to implement the agreements after the expiration of the 21- day discover, the NMA will summon an emergency delegate assembly.
NMA’s ultimatum is the most recent within the lingering tussle between the Nigerian authorities and NARD which has gone on strike since July 31.
Regardless of a sequence of conferences between the Federal Authorities and the hanging docs, no decision has been reached.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, had within the wake of the disagreements threatened to invoke the “no-work, no pay” rule on NARD.
However the NMA has thrown its weight behind the hanging docs and different well being staff.
“The Nigerian Medical Affiliation absolutely helps all her associates of their efforts to enhance the healthcare supply in Nigeria and the welfare of her members,” it assured.