The House of Representatives Committee on Health on Monday, called on the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to apologise to Nigerians over its 55-day strike. The Chairman of the committee, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, told journalists in Abuja that the apology became necessary because the strike caused Nigerians inconveniences as well as loss of lives. The NMA suspended the strike on August 24 at the end of an emergency delegates meeting in Abuja. “The committee is delighted with the suspension of the strike by the NMA,’’ Elumelu said.
Elumelu, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the committee appreciated the efforts of President Goodluck Jonathan at the roundtable talk he held with the leadership of the association. The lawmakers also expressed gratitude to the Senate President, David Mark and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, for intervening and providing the committee the needed support.
He urged the NMA to work with the federal government in line with resolutions the two parties reached through the committee’s intervention on July 21.

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