Nigerian Doctors begin nationwide strike, shut down Teaching Hospitals

Nigerian Doctors begin nationwide strike, shut down Teaching Hospitals

National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) on Monday morning directed all its members across the country to embark on total and indefinite strike action until further notice.

The directive was issue at the end of the marathon National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja which ended at 4am on Monday, 4th September, 2017.

John Onyebuchi, NARD President in a brief chat on the outcome of the heated deliberations on the Memorandum of Settlement signed by NARD and Federal Government’s negotiation team led by Chris Ngige,Minister of Labour and Employment, disclosed that the Council-in-session rejected the offer.

“Rising from our NEC meeting, which started by 7pm yesterday (Sunday) and ended 3am today (Monday), NARD has resolved to reject the promissory offer from Government, and proceed on total and indefinite strike action until all items in her demand list for strike action are resolved by Government,” Onyebueze said.

The conciliation meeting between Federal Government and the striking Resident Doctors is expected Association is expected to continue on resumption from the Sallah break.

 

KEHINDE AKINTOLA, Abuja

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