NMA wants federal government to beef up security in FCT

Nigeria Medical Association, FCT Chapter, has appealed to federal government to beef up security in the FCT following recent threats in the environs.

NMA FCT Chapter Chairman, Enema Amodu at a news conference to unveil programmes lined for the 2022 Scientific Conference/Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association called on the federal government to take very definite measures to curb the evolving menace within FCT and its environs.

Meanwhile, doctors under the aegis of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have again threatened to commence strike if the federal government fails to meet their demands.

The threat is contained in a communiqué by NARD National President Dr. Godiya Ishaya issued at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

According to Dr. Ishaya, Imo, Ondo, Ekiti, and Gombe and federal governments has defaulted on agreements made with the doctors as four states owe doctors 10, 5, 3, and 2 months in salaries and other arrears.

The association appealed to the government to keep to the latest agreement of paying 7 months’ salary arrears within one week in the first instance, and 2 months’ salary arrears monthly to its members until the arrears are cleared as well as increase allocation to the health sector to15% of the national budget as agreed by heads of African countries.