Following recent warnings of a Boko Haram attack, the Nigerian Medical Association (FCT chapter) has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to increase security in the FCT.
At a press conference on Sunday to announce the programs planned for the association’s 2022 Scientific Conference/Annual General Meeting (AGM), Enema Amodu, chairman of the NMA FCT branch, made the appeal.
“Lately, there had been bold incursions into the FCT, and this would negatively impact on the socio-economic indices of the FCT, and by extension the nation at large,” said Mr Amodu.
He urged the Buhari administration to take decisive action to stop the growing threat in the FCT and its surroundings.
The National Health Insurance Authority Act, which the NMA chairman stated was a law before the National Assembly and was sponsored by a senator named Ibrahim Oloriegbe, will be the subject of the programs planned for the week-long program in 2022.
Other challenges, such as intra-professional competition, that continue to impede the growth of the health industry, according to Mr. Amodu, would also be covered.
“This AGM will be an opportunity for us to take stock of the situation, and our activities as doctors and healthcare providers. This AGM will also witness the election of new officers to take over the mantle of leadership,” he explained. “As there can only be one person per time, I call on all contestants to play politics devoid of malice and bitterness. NMA belongs to all of us, and at the end of the day, NMA will win.”