Covid-19: Nigeria’s Resident Doctors begins nationwide strike

Amidst rising toll of coronavirus pandemic in the country, Nigerian Resident Doctors has began a nationwide strike Doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has commenced a nationwide indefinite strike.

According to Premium Times, the NARD president, Aliyu Sokomba, confirmed the development over the phone. Sokomba said the doctors decided to embark on strike due to the failure of the sitting government to meet their requests made in June this year.

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The doctors had in June lamented over unpaid salaries, non-payment of hazard allowance, and inadequate provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in hospitals, amongst other reasons.

The one-week-long strike was however suspended to give the federal and state governments time to fulfil the 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 Nigerian Governors Forum, Kayode Fayemi and other stakeholders.SHOW LESS

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