About the Book
The book, Re-inventing the Nigerian Medical Association: From Crisis to Peace, is a complete narrative of the crisis that rocked the Association from the mid-1990s to 2000. The book represents an unbiased account of the dark days of the Association by a key
player, a victim, a beneficiary and a major stakeholder, whose humility and tenacity paved the way for the crisis resolution. The book records the situational analyses of the Association and the underlying environmental factors that enabled the crisis to thrive.
The book also identifies poor governance of the Association characterised by highhandedness, lack of transparency, favouritism, cronyism and wanton victimisation of members, as well as alleged mismanagement of the secretariat building fund, as key
remote factors in the causation of the crisis.
The book narrates the role of the Elders’ forum and the issuance of the communique in January 2000, in the eventual resolution of the crisis. The communique condemned the fissiparous tendencies in the NMA and the atomization of the Association into factions and advised on the way forward.
At the end, the book recommends capacity building, information sharing and intervention of extra governmental bodies, as methods for stemming and resolving crisis in the NMA and professional bodies in general.