Nigeria’s resident doctors have commenced a nationwide strike.
The strike which started on Monday, September 7 was tagged by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to be ‘indefinite”.
According to NARD president, Aliyu Sokomba the strike is due to the failure of the government to meet the requests of resident doctors made in June this year.
The doctors had in June downed tools over unpaid salaries, non-payment of hazard allowance, and a dearth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in hospitals, among several other reasons.
The one-week-long strike was suspended 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 Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi and other stakeholders to give the federal and state government some time to fulfil the outstanding demands.
According to him the demands are yet to be met hence the resolve of the association to embark on an indefinite strike.
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