The National Association of Specialist Medical Doctors in Academics (ASMEDA) have called on the Federal Government to implement the memorandum of understanding signed between it and doctors led by the Nigeria Medical Association.
The National President of the Association Dr. Olugbenga Ayannuga made the call at the association’s annual General meeting and Scientific Conference in Sokoto.
According to a statement issue to newsmen and signed by the Secretary General of ASMEDA Dr. Abdulgafar Jimoh, the Association expressed hoped that the MoU will translate to concrete actions that will lead to perpetual peace in the Nigerian medical schools.
Dr. Ayannuga also reported that the resolve of the National Officers Committee on the issue of the universal applicability of the CONMESS salary structure for ALL medically qualified lecturers is in keeping with the position of the Nigeria Medical Association and it will be pursued to a logical and favorable conclusion.
He said although major progress has been made on the issue, they are however determined not to relent until all appropriate allowances are paid to their members and a proper documentation of that position is issued by the government.
He assured members of the association working in state institutions that there shall be no celebration of success on the matter until all of them are similarly remunerated adding that in winning the battle, the collaborative effort of everyone is required.
He said while the NMA will continue to push for the universal applicability of CONMESS, the NOC will never relent in doing all the leg works to ensure that the full component of CONMESS is implemented.
ASMEDA also known as MEDSABAMS is an affiliate of the Nigerian Medical Association and the umbrella body of all Medical Doctors specialized in basic medical and some basic clinical science disciplines employed as lecturers and researchers in Nigerian Universities.