Friday, 4 September 2020

Resident Doctors Threaten Nationwide Strike From September 7

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has threatened to embark on another nationwide strike starting from the 7th of September, 2020.

The association in a statement signed by the President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, Secretary, Dr. Bilqis Mohammad, and the Publicity Secretary, Dr. Egbogu Stanley, disclosed that the strike will begin after the 21-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government elapsed on August 17.

According to the Association, the Federal Government is yet to implement the residency funding, coronavirus allowance, hazard allowance, and also outstanding salary shortfall of 2014, 2015, and 2016.

The statement read “NEC resolved to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike from Monday 7th of September 2020 by 8:00 am until the following the Federal government meets the conditions given to it by the union.

”We demand immediate payment of the Medical Residency Training funding to all her members as approved in the revised 2020 budget, provision of genuine group life assurance, and also death in service benefits for all health workers.

”We also demand that the government Pays outstanding April/May and June COVID-19 inducement allowance to all health workers, determination of the revised hazard allowance for all health workers as agreed in previous meetings with relevant stakeholders.

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