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Lagos doctors, NMA suspend strike

By Chioma Obinna

LAGOS—Striking medical doctors under the employ of Lagos State Government and the Lagos branch of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, yesterday suspended their 10- day-old strike.

Normal services are expected in both State and Federal Government owned hospitals by today.

The resolution was jointly taken by the parties after two days extensive deliberation.

A statement by the State Secretary of the NMA, Dr Babajide Saheed states that full services resume from 8:00 am.

The statement explained that the decision to suspend the strike was jointly reached after its emergency general meeting at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, yesterday.

According to the statement, the medical doctors have set up a committee to ensure implementation of government promises.

It also stated that the committee will report two weeks after the Governorship elections.

Members of the Medical Guild had on the 16th of March, 2015 embarked on an indefinite strike over alleged unpaid salaries by the State government.

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