Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) , on Tuesday has been accused of pursuance of personal interests by one of its affiliate unions, the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors(NARD).
After President Muhammadu Buhari met with the leadership of the NMA as part of moves to resolve the ongoing crisis in the health sector last Friday, NMA subsequently initiated a meeting with NARD, requesting resident doctors to halt their ongoing strike.
NARD, however, rejected NMA’s position.
The Vice President of NARD, Adejo Arome, on Tuesday said the NMA leadership met with the Presidency on matters relating to personal interests.
He said, “The NMA President went there to source for funds for his federal university. They didn’t talk about NARD.
“We have reached the point where the NMA has to tell the government the truth and stop sugar-coating things for the government.
“Look at the British Medical Association, they wrote a letter to their government and told them the UK needs 50,000 doctors before winter. They tell their government the truth and of course we are going to mobilise our members when the time comes.
“For us at NARD, we are not politicians, we are unionists. The NMA went to deal
with their personal issues.”