Doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have agreed unanimously to embark on an indefinite strike as from Monday, August 2,2021.
The association reached the decision after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. They noted that the government has failed to honour and implement the memorandum of understanding (Mou) with the doctors over 100 days ago. The Mou which demanded the removal of house officers from the Senate house of service was however not honoured by the government.
The President of the NARD, Dr.Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi,who made these known in a statement also noted that despite the effort of the Honourable speaker of the House of representatives,Femi Gbajabiamila, in ensuring that the Medical Residency Training Funds is captured in the supplementary budget,The Federal Government has failed to pay out the funds to members.
“The 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 (Mou) signed at the instance of the minister of Labour,Dr Chris Ngig.