Nigerian doctors to go on strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria has announced the commencement of a nationwide strike from Thursday, June 9.

The National President of the association, Muhammad Askira made the announcement on Tuesday, June 7.

Speaking with journalists in Kano, Askira said the decision was arrived at during the ordinary general meeting of the National Executive Council of the association held between May 30 and June 5 in Jos.

He said the association was compelled to take the decision as a result of the government’s refusal to meet its demands.

“16 out of 58 federal tertiary institutions or centres were exempted from the initial centre based strike for the commitment of the Chief Medical Director of the hospitals to implement the Federal Government’s directives.”

“Due to the failure of the government to address the demands of NARD, it has declared a total and indefinite strike.”

“NARD has to take this painful decision in order to highlight the plight of our hardworking members who have had to endure a long period of deprivation and disenfranchisement.”

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