Resident Doctors Call off Nationwide Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors has suspended its nationwide strike, two months after the strike began

Resident Doctors Call off Nationwide Strike
Resident Doctors Call Off Strike

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has called off its ongoing strike.

The strike which began on August 2 has been suspended with effect from 8 am, Wednesday, October 6, 2021, according to the President of the association, Dr Godiya Ishaya.

He said that the decision was taken after a meeting with the delegates of NMA and NARD.

Ishaya noted that NMA mandated the National Officers Committee, NOC, to ensure the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government on August 21.

According to him, the association also asked NOC to report back to the National Executive Council of NMA periodically on the progress being made on implementing the memorandum of understanding.

"We’ve officially suspended the strike to resume at 8:00 am on Wednesday. We made the decision in the wee hours of today.

”We held an emergency meeting from 5:30 pm on Sunday to the morning hours of today, and the NEC decided that having reviewed the progress made so far, the strike should be suspended,” he said.