President Jonathan Can't Sack Nigerian Doctors, It's Illegal- NMA President



The Nigeria Medical Association on Friday expressed disappointment at the sack of resident doctors by the Federal Government, The Nation reports.

The Federal Government had on Thursday issued a circular suspending residency training programmes for doctors.

Reacting to government’s order, NMA President, Dr. Kayode Obembe, said the current government’s stance will further worsen the present industrial harmony.

“It is our believe that the status book that established the residency training programme has not been followed.

“No single person or individual no matter how highly placed can just directly and wishfully jettison all these documents and go and sack our doctors. It is illegal and we condemn it in its entirety. That is our position on that,” the NMA president said.

The body on Friday directed its members not to collect any sack letter, saying the action is illegal because it did not follow status book.

It also directed its members to shun any local appointment with the government hospitals as directed by the circular.


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