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NMA calls off Sit-at-Home Action in Lagos

The association said in a press statement signed by the Chairman, Dr Saliu Oseni and the Secretary, Dr Ramon Moronkola, directed their members to resume work from 6 pm today 21st of May 2020 (this affects those on-call duty).

NMA explained that the decision to reverse the sit -at -home order was informed by the intervention of the State Governor, Babajide Sanwu-Olu and the top hierarchy of the Nigerian police.

“The association has further received assurances from Mr Governor and the top hierarchy of the Police that no health workers will be further harassed in the course of their lawful efforts to sustain services in the middle of the pandemic.”

“The Nigerian police force has reached out to the Association to clarify and give assurance of cooperation with all health-workers. This, they have also done in the media. “The executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu was exemplary as his timely intervention from the late hours of May 19th helped prevent worsening of the situation.

“We also appreciate the Honourable Minister for Health, Dr Enahire Osagie and the Lagos state Commissioner for Health’ Professor Akin Abayomi on their timely interventions,’’ the release said

The association however, said following a holistic consideration of these factors, the Lagos State, NMA, had taken seriously, a responsibility to partake actively in the fight against COVID-19 and the delivery of quality healthcare to the citizenry for the entire period of the on-going lockdown/ restriction of movement and beyond.

By Kunle O. Sanyaolu

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