Nigerian doctors threaten strike as government fails to meet demands

National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have threatened to launch another strike if the Nigerian government fails to address their needs.

The call was contained in a communique signed by the association’s president Godiya Ishaya and published at the end of the NARD’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held from 25th to 30th July in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

According to the doctors, both the federal and state governments had failed to fulfill promises made with the doctors in the past.

“The NEC shall by the expiration of the two weeks ultimatum, reconvene to review the progress made so far and take further actions for which nationwide industrial harmony may not be guaranteed,” the doctors said in their communique.

The letter said four states – Imo, Ondo, Ekiti, and Gombe – are owing doctors in their workforce 10, five, three, and two months respectively, in salaries and other arrears.

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