“I want to make it categorically clear that I stand by every letter of the document I signed – that the strike was suspended. Since upon my integrity and honour, I cannot continue to drive the doctrine that the strike continues.”
President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Kayode Obembe made these statements in his letter of resignation today.
Dr. Obembe made it clear that he is not comfortable with the crisis within the organization regarding whether or not their current strike would end in face of the Ebola outbreak and insurgency attacks.
He said: “What I have written, I have written.”
After an extended delegates’ meeting yesterday, the country’s foremost medical doctors’ union decided to continue their strike, despite a voice vote to call it off. Voice votes are not recognized by NMA’s constitution. A legitimate vote called for a continuation of the strike. [myad]