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Resident doctors begin indefinite strike

MEDICAL doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have unanimously agreed to embark on an indefinite strike from Monday, August 2, 2021.

The doctors reached the decision after their National Executive Council (NEC) meeting by over 50 members across the country.

They noted that the Federal Government has failed to honour and implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with them after over 100 days.

The doctors particularly demanded immediate withdrawal of the circular removing House Officers from the scheme of service, which was not implemented.

President of the NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, who made these known in a statement, also noted despite efforts by Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila to ensure the Medical Residency Training Funds is captured in the supplementary budget, the Federal Government has failed to disburse the funds to its members.

He said: “

NEC noted the suspension of the total indefinite strike action One Hundred and Thirteen (113) days ago due to Government promises as entailed in the Memorandum of Actions (MOA) signed at the instance of the Minister of Labour, Sen. Dr Chris Ngige.

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