Resident Doctors Call Off Strike After Signing MOU With FG

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Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors have been directed to resume work today Monday, after a five-day nationwide warning strike.

After the three-hour Extraordinary National Executive Council meeting, NARD said it would review the Federal Government’s commitment to resolving the issues in the next two weeks.

NARD signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Federal Government on Friday to address the issues raised by the resident doctors.

The association said the strike will be reviewed in two weeks.

It will be recalled that NARD had on May 17 embarked on a nationwide strike to press home its demands from the Federal Government.

Dr Emeka Orji the president of the association in an interview with our journalists said the strike had been suspended, with effect from 8 am today, Monday.

He said the association would review the progress regarding its demands during its ordinary general meeting in Lagos.

Orji said, “The strike has been suspended and work resumes at 8 am tomorrow (Monday). The ultimatum extended till June 2, 2023, for reassessment.”

The Publicity, and Social Secretary of the association, Dr Umar Usman, said, “Before we embarked on the strike, we called a National Executive Council meeting and the council gave us the backing and we promised that it would be a five-day warning strike and at the end of it, we will call them to the progress made.

“So, we will resume tomorrow as agreed. Since we have signed a MoU with the government, the agreement has a timeline and it was agreed that issues will be addressed with timelines. We will review the commitments made and to know the progress about the issues raised.”



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