Breaking: Resident doctors suspend nationwide strike

Days after announcing the commencement of an indefinite strike, the National Association of Resident Doctors has now suspended of its nationwide strike with effect from Monday, June 22, 2020.

The organisation said it took the decision in order to enable the government time to fulfill outstanding demands following an appeal by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and other stakeholders.

NARD made the announcement in a communique read to journalists by its President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, on Sunday in Abuja after its National Executive Council meeting attended by over 300 members.

They also gave the Federal Government four weeks to meet outstanding demands.

The Federal Government on Friday announced the disbursement of the hazard and inducement allowances worth about N4.5 billion to 31 teaching hospitals and federal medical centres to pacify the striking medical personnel.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, disclosed it after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday.

The meeting was attended by the Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.

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1 thought on “Breaking: Resident doctors suspend nationwide strike

  1. The monthly approved payment was 6b naira,i guess it was reduced to 4.5b naira by the so call labour n health minister to short change Johesu members;GOD of heaven and Earth will surely judge u people for evil n wicked act u always met out to Johesu members m

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