Buhari advises Nigerian doctors against strikes

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to medical doctors, to avoid going on strikes, but consider other means of negotiation for better working conditions. Buhari stated this on Thursday, when he received the new executives of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He urged them to always see their profession as a divine call, especially in taking decisions that directly impact on the lives of Nigerians. “The medical profession is regarded as a divine call because of the strategic role you play in the lives of human beings,” Buhari said in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. President Buhari revealed that the Federal Government was considering an upward review of budgetary allocation to the health sector, in order to improve the quality and access to medical facilities across the country. “We place quality healthcare on our priority list, and we are already marching on with the primary healthcare services and some state governors have bought into it. We are committed to universal health care,” he added.

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