The Federal Government has offered to withdraw the case instituted against the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) if the striking doctors resume work.The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, made this known after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said, “I have briefed Mr President, we have agreed that they should come back to work and if they come back to work, we can take other things from there. We will withdraw the case in court”. Ngige added, “So, this is where we are with them and we are saying that even if anybody cares to put it in any agreement, that clause will be void ab initio because it’s against the law of the land and we will not, as a government, succumb to undue arm twisting and then go and sign that.” NARD had embarked on a nationwide protest since July 31 in protest against non-payment of salaries including those of resident doctors. Since then, the body had held several meetings with the government but all have appeared to be futile.