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Strike: Resident Doctors Give FG Deadline To Meet All Their Demands




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The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has told the federal government to resolve all pending issues affecting the union in four weeks or face the consequences.

The president of the association, Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi during a media briefing on Thursday, noted that the ultimatum was issued after a meeting of the union’s national executive council (NEC).

He accused the government of not treating their issues and agreements with expected alacrity hence the need to issue the deadline.

Naija News recalls the doctors had embarked on a strike on April 1 but suspended it off on April 10 based on an agreement with the government to attend to their 13-point demand.

However, Okhuaihesuyi on Thursday said the government has so far failed to hounour the agreements reached before the strike was called off.

Okhuaihesuyi said “The NEC unanimously resolved that the total and indefinite strike embarked upon by members on the 1st of April 2021 should remain suspended and the federal government and states be given four weeks to resolve all pending issues as stated,” he said.

“NEC urges the federal government to be more serious by coming up with the desired amount of hazard allowance in the upcoming meeting in the 6th of July.

“All salary shortfalls and minimum wage consequential adjustment areas must be paid to all affected members. The NEC demands that all the state governors yet to adopt the minimum wage adjusted in 2021 should do so a matter of urgency.

“All state governors yet to domesticate the presidential training fund act should immediately do so in order to maintain industrial harmony with our members under their employees.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari will on June 25 depart for London, United Kingdom, for a scheduled medical follow-up.

Naija News reports that this was made known on Thursday by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

According to Femi Adesina, President Buhari will return to the country during the second week of July, 2021.

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