Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has blasted the National Association of Resident Doctors for embarking on strike.
Ngige said the doctors have breached the constitution for taking actions while they were in talks with the government.
He said this at a mediation meeting which is ongoing at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja.
He said, “Once conciliation starts by the government, no employer has the right to embark on strike.
“By going on strike you have breached Section 18 of the Trade Dispute Act of 2004.”
Others present at the meeting include the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole; the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association; representatives of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation among others.