Resident doctors call-off strike, begin work Wednesday

Resident doctors call-off strike, begin work Wednesday

Resident doctors call-off strike, begin work Wednesday

The 64-day strike by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which began on August 2, 2021, has been called off.

It has, however, set the Federal Government a six-week deadline to meet its objectives, following which it will convene a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) to assess progress.

The NARD stated that the suspension was based on the Federal Government’s apparent efforts to meet some of its minimum demands, such as payment of the Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF), payment of outstanding salaries to its members on the GIFMIS platform, withdrawal of the Head of Service’s circular removing House Officers from the Scheme of Service, and payment of death-in-service stipends.

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The NARD’s President, Dr Dare Ishaya, confirmed this to Metro Times on Monday, saying that members will return to work on Wednesday at 8 a.m.

Resident doctors call-off strike, begin work Wednesday

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