The Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) on Tuesday embarked on indefinite nationwide industrial action.
Naija News reports that the consultant doctors declared the strike due to the National Universities Commission’s requirement that clinical lecturers must acquire a Ph.D. as a condition for career progression in the Nigerian university system.
Addressing newsmen at a press conference in Jos on Tuesday, the National President of MDCAN, Prof. Kenneth Ozoilo, said the industrial action is to press home their demand for the withdrawal of the circular.
Ozoilo said: “The decision of the NUC to embark on this policy direction, without due attention to the consequences and implications is, to say the least, embarrassing.
“Consequently, we are left with no further choice than to withdraw our services from the Universities with immediate effect.”