Resident Doctors Call Off Their Planned Nationwide Strike

A statewide strike by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has been put on hold.
The association’s National Executive Committee met in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, and decided to postpone the action after reviewing the procedure.

Because the administration was unable to meet their demands, the doctors had earlier in January threatened to go on a statewide strike.

As they fought against the non-payment of outstanding arrears of the new hazard allowance and the non-payment of the subsequent adjustment of the minimum wage to certain of its members, the doctors are asking for an upward revision of the medical residency training fund.

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Channels Television reported that at the end of the NEC meeting, the doctors commended the Federal Government for the timely release of the reviewed circular on the medical residency training fund.

The committee also hailed the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, for the other steps taken to upscale the welfare of its members.

The doctors however asked the Federal Government to pay all other outstanding arrears owed its members.
They also appealed to Nigeria Governors’ Forum to prevail on the governors of Abia, Ekiti, Imo, and Ondo states, whom according to them are still owing salaries of their members ranging from three months to 25 months.


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