Sunday, October 17, 2021

Nigerian doctors end strike

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its month-long strike. POLITICS NIGERIA understands that the medical doctors are set to resume on Wednesday.

Recall that in August, the doctor’s union embarked on strike following a disagreement with the federal government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals.

In a communique signed by the Nigerian Medical Association, Secretary-General Ekpe Philips Uche, after the meeting held among delegates of NMA and NARD on Sunday in Abuja, the NMA advised NARD to halt the ongoing industrial action.

At the meeting, NMA mandated the National Officers Committee (NOC) to ensure the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the federal government on August 21.

Godiya Ishaya, NARD president said, ”We’ve officially suspended the strike to resume at 8:00 am on Wednesday. We made the decision in the wee hours of today. We held an emergency meeting from 5:30 pm on Sunday to the morning hours of today, and the NEC decided that having reviewed the progress made so far, the strike should be suspended.”

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