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Resident Doctors begin Five-day Strike May 11

Posted: May 10, 2016 at 4:52 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has resolved to begin a five-day warning strike on May 11, 2016.

Dr Muhammad Askira, president of the association, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday.

Askira stated that the decision was taken at NARD’s extra-ordinary executive council meeting on May 8, 2016, because government was yet to meet their demands as promised.

The demands include remuneration and residency training programmes.

He claimed that doctors in federal teaching hospitals were among those whose salaries were yet to be paid.

According to Askira, the strike would begin by 8 a.m. on May 11 and end on May 15, and all NARD  members are expected to resume work on May 16 by 8 a.m.

“These are issues that have been lingering for years, we gave them a 21-day ultimatum and extended the ultimatum with another 14 days, and we gave them another two more days before the warning strike.

“It is quite unfortunate that after all these, we are embarking on a warning strike, we are supposed to proceed on an indefinite strike but we decided to proceed on a warning strike,” he said.

He added that the association decided to shelve the indefinite strike because of the respect it has for President Muhammadu Buhari and some National Assembly members that had intervened.

Askira said that the association would embark on an indefinite strike after the five-day warning strike, if government fails to redeem its pledge.