Kogi state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has suspended its 10-day old strike to give room for dialogue with State Government.

There were high expectations when the association held its Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) in Lokoja on Saturday.

They did not disappoint when its Chairman, Dr. Godwin Tijani, released the statement announcing the suspension of the strike.

The association said the decision to suspend the strike was unanimously taken to honour the Kogi paramount ruler, Attah Igala, and other imminent stakeholders who have intervened in the matter.

“NMA has agreed to suspend its strike for two weeks to enable prominent personalities and stakeholders, mediate.

“Since the Attah of Igala, NMA National President and our honourable members of the House of Assembly have requested the association to suspend the action and give them time to intervene, we have no choice than to honour them.

“We will reconvene in a forth night to decide on the way forward if no positive progress is made and our demands are not met,” the statement read.

The Kogi chapter of NMA directed its members to embark on indefinite strike from May 3, citing government’s failure to pay doctors’ salaries and arrears, among other demands.