Stories Around the Globe

Nigerian Doctors Shelves Pending Strike Over Pay

The nationwide strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) which began on over unsettled payment of wages, inadequate facilities, insurance coverage and lack of protective kits, beds and drugs in hospitals, has been put on hold to give government enough time to meet its demands in this pandemic period.

Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, had appealed to the doctors to return to work, describing their action as ‘ill-timed and ill-advised’, at a time when Nigeria is battling the pandemic.

Aliyu Sokomba, NARD President, in his statement said, ‘The NEC (National Executive Council) of the association has resolved that the strike be suspended because nobody has received a dime anyway, but because we have received commitment from the government.’

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.