Connect with us
Advertise With Us


FCT NMA Suspends Executives



The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), FCT branch, has suspended its executives over alleged abuse of office, while a 7-member caretaker committee has been set up to run the affairs of the association in the next few weeks.

Addressing journalists after being sworn-in in Abuja, the chairman of the committee, Chira Obiora, a consultant family physician at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada, said the committee will work within the mandate given to them by the congress, including organising of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association slated for June 19 and also conduct elections into the various offices of the association.

He said “today, I have been nominated as the chairman, NMA, FCT following the suspension of the executives based on allegation and also prove of recklessness in managing the affairs of NMA.”

Speaking on what actually happened, he said “the suspended executives had the mandate of screening some members that are about to go into an election of NMA 2018, they introduced all sorts of kangaroos activities; corruption, financial misappropriation, issuing of receipts, even hidden of attendance register, favouritism and lots more.

“We noticed that, the congress demanded for a fair activity from them but they refused to heed the calling and the advices of the congress including the elders. The elder’s forum actually intervened in this process and they were a kind of stubborn and that led to the collection of signatories. The decision taken here is that the current executives were suspended and that is what stands today.”

Obiora used the medium to advice any member that is doing business with the suspended executives that they are doing that at their own risk.

“I also want to send this signals to the banks, our financial institutions that no money should leave the association accounts. The accounts stands frozen from today until stated otherwise by this caretaker committee.

“As the congress has directed us, what we are to do today is that all the aspirants that were disqualified based on the financial charges were all screened and are all qualified. The only people that may not meet the criteria are those that failed based on attendance. So as it is today, we are abiding by the decision of the congress that says the people that were screened out based on financial dealings should be nullified and qualified.

“At the end of our AGM which will be coming up in two weeks, new executives would have emerged. By tomorrow, we will publish the list of those that are contesting so they can start campaigning immediately,” he explained.



POLITICS3 hours ago

Party Registration Should Be Full Time Job For Another Body – INEC

Registration of political parties should be a full time job of another body, the chairman, Board of The Electoral Institute,...

United Nations logo United Nations logo
NEWS3 hours ago

UN Fears Safety Of Aid Workers As Terrorists Kill, Abduct 6

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator, Edward Kallon has raised concern over the safety of aid workers in Borno and northeast...

NEWS3 hours ago

 Edo, SON Partner To Check Sub-Standard Products, Sensitise Artisans

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration will collaborate with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON)...

NEWS3 hours ago

el-Rufai Swears-In Head Of Service, Chief Of Staff, Others

Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has on friday sworn-in Head of service, Chief Of Staff, Principal Private Secretary, and...

NEWS3 hours ago

World International Day For Justice: Obaseki Harps On Stiffer Measures To Curb Trafficking, Punish Perpetrators

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said there is need for a stronger collaboration among international actors to...

NEWS3 hours ago

SUBEB Staff In ‘Soup’ Over Employment Racket In C/River

An employee with the Cross River Universal Basic Education Board (CR- SUBEB), Mr. Ikwa Bassey has been suspended by the...

NEWS4 hours ago

Plateau Govt Tasks Parents On Immunisation Of Children Below 5 Years

The Plateau Government on Saturday urged parents and guardians to ensure that all children below the age of five are...



%d bloggers like this: