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Nigerian resident doctors suspend nationwide strike

Nigerian resident doctors suspend nationwide strike

 

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended the nationwide strike it embarked on over allowances.

NARD made the announcement in a communique read to journalists by its President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, on Sunday, June 21, in Abuja after its National Executive Council meeting attended by over 300 members.

The association announced the suspension of the strike which commenced on Monday, June 15, after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum, saying it takes effect from Monday, June 22, 2020.

The union took the decision to go on strike after a series of meetings between the doctors and the Federal Government ended in deadlock.

According to NARD, it took the decision in order to enable the government time to fulfill outstanding demands following an appeal by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and other stakeholders.

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