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President Buhari Appeals to Doctors not to Embark on Planned Strike

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President Muhammadu BuhariA statement by President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu,  has shown that the President appealed to members of the National Association of Resident Doctors not to embark on their planned industrial action and avail the Federal government more time to address their grievances.

The appeal was made at a meeting he had with the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The statement read in parts:

Decrying the adverse impact of the fall in oil prices on the Federal Government’s spending plans for health and other sectors, President Buhari said that his administration will continue to do its best to address issues that are of concern to doctors and other Nigerians.

The President also gave the NMA delegation an insight into his administration’s plan to establish 10,000 primary healthcare centres across the country in the next two years with the objective of providing better healthcare for about 100 million Nigerians.

He also told the delegation led by NMA President, Dr. Kayode Obembe, that the National Health Act will soon be gazetted and a steering committee appointed to oversee its implementation.

Source: Today.ng

5 Comments

  1. Tibi

    April 8, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Whether they embark or not ppl are still dying in the hospital waiting room because of selfish doctors and unreliable system.

  2. Tiny

    April 8, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Sure you can’t pay them properly but you gala any across the globe since you became president. #saibaba

  3. Baby

    April 8, 2016 at 7:26 am

    So he knows how to “appeal” abi? I thought he would sack all govt doctors the way he did the first time he was head of state.

    • Chinco

      April 8, 2016 at 7:33 am

      That was Jonathan

  4. Ibinabo

    April 8, 2016 at 9:57 am

    What’s this appeal for?… The scarcity in Nigeria is alarming. There’s no fuel, no power, basic commodities are more expensive, unemployment is sky-rocketing, insecurity is a norm… Things are not working!

    Just curious, what exactly is Buhari discussing with the leaders of the countries he visits? He might just a jargon of mockery to them.

    Nigeria problems are Nigerian-made, Buhari should spend some time in the country and address these challenges squarely. All government officials should sit up and fix things in their various capacities.

    Every role comes with a responsibility, if you can’t handle the responsibilities, then leave the role. #GodHelpNigeria

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