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Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by macIB(m): 11:14pm On Dec 18, 2019
THE NIGERIAN DOCTORS RISE AND DEFEND YOURSELVES FROM SMOOTH-TALKING MEDICAL JOBBERS

The medical profession has over the years suffered a lot from rogues doctors and smooth-talking jobbers who are only interested in enriching themselves through sucking average Nigerian doctor dry. These jobbers constitute themselves into a small group that sit in their arcane covens and do obscene arithmetic of how easy to suck the busy and naive doctors dry.

We have done the rough math before. There are over 40,000 - 80,000 doctors in Nigeria. If each doctor pays 20-40 thousand naira in the name of a Building Levy, NMA would be raking in over 10 Billion naira this December, that is if Nigerian doctors are so naive as the jobbers think to let this broad daylight swindle materialize. An alleged Committee constituted to oversee this heist has not sat since its inauguration. It must be noted that this money is different from the 10-20 thousand naira raked in yearly as Practising Fees that are not accounted for to those paying the Practising Fees. This is not to talk about the 2 thousand naira paid by each doctor monthly to Branch NMA in states totalling 24 thousand naira per doctor annually.

The math shows that in a year, an average doctor of ten years standing pays N44,000.00 to NMA and MDCN. Add the purported Building Levy and you get N84,000.00 per doctor. Multiply with over 40,000-80,000 doctors in Nigeria and you get over N20Billion. This is almost the budget of a state in Nigeria. There is no road constructed, no electricity generated, no schools built. In NMA, we have nothing to show for all these recurrent marrow sucking escapades. Why? Because a few coven jobbers are making their personal investments from the sweat and blood of innocent doctors who meekly pay the money. At the end of the year, the state NMA Excos will dole out a cooked financial statement before an AGM that is manipulated into a haste to disperse late in the night, to retire the humongous expending and doling out of our common funds and tied to phantom expenditures. The National NMA looks the other way, so that states in turn would not challenge the financial prescriptions, recklessness and expenditures of the National NMA. They maintain this symbiotic relationships to the detriment of the welfare and revenue of the average poorly-paid Nigerian doctors who ironically pay the money.

What we see today is another desperation from jobbers who can do anything and say anything to subtly threaten innocent Nigerian doctors into considering paying an illegal extortion. It must be expressly stated here that Nigerian doctors are not required by any Law in Nigeria to pay levy to anybody before they can pay their Practising Fees. Why would a few jobbers burn their late midnight oil concocting stories aimed at cajoling doctors who have squarely ignored the illegal Building Levy imposition in 2019 as well as in the coming 2020 practising years. How much is their share in the proposed imposed Building Levy. Why are they desperate. Are Nigerian doctors not wise enough to separate Practising Fees from the illegal Building Levy. May we ignore any post purporting to suggest that doctors need a second thought on the jobbers' job.

The Federal High Court sitting in Enugu today fixed January 30th for the continuation of sitting on the main suit challenging the imposition of an illegal Building Levy on doctors before they could pay their statutory Practising Fees. We are grateful to the Honourable Court for insisting that the suit would be pursued to a logical conclusion. The Honourable Court is sought to declare illegal the use of MDCN portal for the collection of NMA building levy. The court has also been asked to declare MDCN online validation after the payment of Practicing Fees as illegal. The Honourable Court has also been asked to declare the annual renewal of License as an illegal exercise that has no legal support in Nigeria. Doctors are only required by the extant medical laws to pay Practising Fees, and not to annually renew License. The Cornerstone Insurance sales are yet another item the Court is called upon to invalidate. The structure and anatomy of NMA where members are always ignored during the taking of humongous decisions affecting Nigerian doctors is also under the hammer of the Honourable Court.

The process of paying for your Practising Fees is still the same way you did it last year. Generate remita RRR (N10,000.00 or N20,000.00 as the case may be depending on your year of standing), go to any bank with the RRR and pay. Keep your remita receipt. That is all you need to practice next year.

The issue of Building Levy came up last year. Nigerian doctors ignored them and paid their Practising Fees through remita. It is still the same method this year. We all practised to the end of this year without any License processed. I for one have practiced for the past 5 years without processing any renewal of License because it is not in our laws. All I did was pay my statutory Practising Fees. The Court will lay this illegal Building Levy to rest on the judgment day. There is no judgement yet. Do not allow jobbers who are only after their share in the defunct Building Levy to deceive you with their contrivances. They are empty. The Court Registrar of the Federal High Court Enugu has ordered the Court Bailiffs to serve NMA and MDCN with the new date for the Court sitting. This information is already circulated. One then wonders where the jobbing desperadoes are getting their own misinformation that the suit is over.

Our struggles have even been fortified further by a new development. All the house officers who were forced to pay the Building Levy before they could be issued with their provisional license, and other doctors who were forced to pay the Levy one way or the other, are already signing up for immediate refund of the extortion through a different suit at the Federal High Court. This is heartwarming.
Dr Awkadigwe Fredrick Ikenna

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by macIB(m): 11:15pm On Dec 18, 2019
Another fight btw NMA exco and nigerian doctors is brewing..

Na wa oooo. i wan siddon look jare!

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by yomi007k(m): 11:23pm On Dec 18, 2019
NMA Building levy is a SCAM.

What is the purpose of a 40 billion naira building? Are they building it in Dubai? Or will the building lead us to heaven?

Let the NMA come out with a detailed explanation. I for one have never seen anything from them.

They can't even give a breakdown of how the practising fees are being spent. Now they want to do Davido. "Ta-ti billion for the account o".

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by budaatum: 11:44pm On Dec 18, 2019
macIB:
The math shows that in a year, an average doctor of ten years standing pays N44,000.00 to NMA and MDCN. Add the purported Building Levy and you get N84,000.00 per doctor. Multiply with over 40,000-80,000 doctors in Nigeria and you get over N20Billion. This is almost the budget of a state in Nigeria. There is no road constructed, no electricity generated, no schools built. In NMA, we have nothing to show for all these recurrent marrow sucking escapades. Why? Because a few coven jobbers are making their personal investments from the sweat and blood of innocent doctors who meekly pay the money.
Doctors are required to treat illnesses and not to cause disease as NMA is doing here.

More news please so we know how they kill us.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by Amujale(m): 12:31am On Dec 19, 2019
The policy makers should start looking at creating measures that are multifunctional; commision more professional and vocational certifications in maters relating to studying in the field of medicine.

Let's put the genius of the general public to bare, let all talents be put up for their due consideration. The holistic approach of our practitioners is the envy of the world.

There's no doubt in my mind, given the correct funding the Nigerian health system would rival the best in the world.

It all goes back to the political class that cannot seem to find their moral compass. It's probably floating somewhere in the distance.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by wwwihy: 7:31am On Dec 19, 2019
Why
Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by anochuko01(m): 7:33am On Dec 19, 2019
....even native doctors arent left out grin
Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by aminusodiq(m): 7:34am On Dec 19, 2019
I dnt really care much about doctors and dis swindle explanations!!! Most of dem are outrageous in their prices too!!! Imaging a C.S Operation costing notin less dan 120k nd som hospitals wil even charge based on sex of d foetus, male child mayb 130-150k! U still av to pay even if dey lost d baby due to dia neglegence!!!. A friend of mine within a space of one week expended 33k on malaria nd typhoid. Moreso, most of dem ar still very heartless,

NMA are doin dem badly, but doctors ar doing WORST

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by Kendumazy(m): 7:36am On Dec 19, 2019
Mheen! This is indeed an eye opener. So, aside from tax, levies of these doctor hospitals, they themselves are been charged.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by Roon9(m): 7:37am On Dec 19, 2019
This is how rebellion starts


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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by Jamesilvar(m): 7:37am On Dec 19, 2019
Pls someone should call NMA to order na.
The 24k dey collect from us yearly plus the 10-20k mdcn collects for license renewal, they can't even account for them.
Now they want to use one state annual budget to build a house in maitama!!

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by lyriclekidd(m): 7:37am On Dec 19, 2019
Ok

Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:38am On Dec 19, 2019
We have done the rough math before. There are over 40,000 - 80,000 doctors in Nigeria. If each doctor pays 20-40 thousand naira in the name of a Building Levy, NMA would be raking in over 10 Billion naira this December, that is if Nigerian doctors are so naive as the jobbers think to let this broad daylight swindle materialize. An alleged Committee constituted to oversee this heist has not sat since its inauguration. It must be noted that this money is different from the 10-20 thousand naira raked in yearly as Practising Fees that are not accounted for to those paying the Practising Fees. This is not to talk about the 2 thousand naira paid by each doctor monthly to Branch NMA in states totalling 24 thousand naira per doctor annually.


Our Doctors must stand up to defend themselves.
You need to see the way our doctors are highly respected all over the world.
But long years of neglect, mismanagement and personal looting by our leaders have made our Hard working doctors look so ordinary, that even nurses in saner climes make money than Nigerian Doctors at home .What a shame...Nigeria must be great again.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by Lanretoye(m): 7:39am On Dec 19, 2019
To be exco sweet sha,if the op dey part of the exco,he no go post thisone.las las na patients go suffer am.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by SYLVESTER777: 7:45am On Dec 19, 2019
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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by tarryT(m): 7:46am On Dec 19, 2019
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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by Sapiosexuality(m): 7:46am On Dec 19, 2019
I believe if the EFCC and ICPC look into the accounts of all these associations so much rot will be revealed. From ASUU dues and Levy to NASU dues and Levy to NAAT, NMA, JOHESU, etc. Especially ASUU, NASU, SSANU and NAAT. Some thieves are really taking University workers for a ride.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by sonnie10: 7:47am On Dec 19, 2019
That is why Nigeria doctors start billing patients once they give a single tablet of paracetamol.

Next, once they see all those very young naive couples come in for child delivery, before you know it, they have done c-section. Bills would run in hundred of thousands.

It is the patients that bear the burden at the end of the day

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by SarkinYarki: 7:47am On Dec 19, 2019
What are they always building with these Building Levies ?

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by Sapiosexuality(m): 7:51am On Dec 19, 2019
tarryT:
This new building levy was raised in my state chapter NMA OGM yesterday, there where so many dissatisfied opinions.

I was a amazed that some doctors have already paid the said sum.

Have paid my practicing license and am certain they will need a gun to make me pay the new building levy. A group of excos just wake up a decided we should pay without consulting their various state chapters.

Waiting for NMA to expell me for refusing to be part of their scheme.

Nonsense.

NMA that don't care about the welfare of it's members.
Lucky you. It is worse in the University setting. For some persons these levies, no matter how ridiculous, are deducted directly from their salaries. Whether you agree or not. Whether you were in the meeting or not. How can a union even have access to your salary without your consent? From research, the lowest some persons in the Universities have been levied for the past few five months is 5000 Naira. These unions have been hijacked by thieves. Unfortunately the EFCC doesn't seem bothered about it.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by Angelfrost(m): 7:52am On Dec 19, 2019
yomi007k:
NMA Building levy is a SCAM.

What is the purpose of a 40 billion naira building? Are they building it in Dubai? Or will the building lead us to heaven?

Let the NMA come out with a detailed explanation. I for one have never seen anything from them.

They can't even give a breakdown of how the practising fees are being spent. Now they want to do Davido. "Ta-ti billion for the account o".

Not just our medical profession sir... This brazen corruption cuts across all professional healthcare bodies... The members should not sit docilely like average Nigerians in the face of such robbery.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by armadeo(m): 7:53am On Dec 19, 2019
When I step up in tha place you know I step correct...

ho ha wo ha. Got you all in check.



aminusodiq:
I dnt really care much about doctors and dis swindle explanations!!! Most of dem are outrageous in their prices too!!! Imaging a C.S Operation costing notin less dan 120k nd som hospitals wil even charge based on sex of d foetus, male child mayb 130-150k! U still av to pay even if dey lost d baby due to dia neglegence!!!. A friend of mine within a space of one week expended 33k on malaria nd typhoid. Moreso, most of dem ar still very heartless,

NMA are doin dem badly, but doctors ar doing WORST

You can.always walk away from Bill if you feel it's too much. You really do not have to pay.

You can say Bleep.'you doctor I am not paying 120k for ordinary cs,' pack up your wife in labour and head to he church. You can say " Bleep it, am gonna use agbo jedi and mixture for this malaria" and tell the doctor to kiss your ass.

You really have a choice

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by freeDR(m): 7:55am On Dec 19, 2019
aminusodiq:
I dnt really care much about doctors and dis swindle explanations!!! Most of dem are outrageous in their prices too!!! Imaging a C.S Operation costing notin less dan 120k nd som hospitals wil even charge based on sex of d foetus, male child mayb 130-150k! U still av to pay even if dey lost d baby due to dia neglegence!!!. A friend of mine within a space of one week expended 33k on malaria nd typhoid. Moreso, most of dem ar still very heartless,

NMA are doin dem badly, but doctors ar doing WORST
You're irredeemably ignorant.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by LabDNA: 7:57am On Dec 19, 2019
Same issues between Medical Laboratory Scientists vs AMLSN-MLSCN.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by Clonus: 7:58am On Dec 19, 2019
aminusodiq:
I dnt really care much about doctors and dis swindle explanations!!! Most of dem are outrageous in their prices too!!! Imaging a C.S Operation costing notin less dan 120k nd som hospitals wil even charge based on sex of d foetus, male child mayb 130-150k! U still av to pay even if dey lost d baby due to dia neglegence!!!. A friend of mine within a space of one week expended 33k on malaria nd typhoid. Moreso, most of dem ar still very heartless,

NMA are doin dem badly, but doctors ar doing WORST
is it by force to comment on an issue you know nothing about? Don't you pay school fees at school? Don't you pay for gas at the station? If you don't want to pay Doctors, don't use their services; visit your pastor for spiritual healing or meet the 'staphylococcus erus' people

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Re: Nigerian Doctors Defend Yourselves From Smooth-Talking Medical Jobbbers by thesicilian: 8:02am On Dec 19, 2019
The truth of the matter is that Nigerians are the problem of Nigerians. They tell you to pay a levy for one bogus budget or the other, and when you ask why, they start threatening you.

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