Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, have commenced a nationwide strike. The announcement was made through a series of tweets on the association’s official twitter account. The tweet read, “Nigerians must understand that we love them and the strike is not intended to hurt them but to challenge the Nigerian government @MBuhari @Fmohnigeria @LabourMinNG whose responsibilities amongst others is to care for her citizens and labour force to do the needful”. The Federal Government had attempted to stop the strike action, however, this seems futile. This is in protest against the non-payment of salaries of between three to five months to some house officers and the non-recruitment of house officers. The association had earlier declared that it would embark on an indefinite strike from April 1, if their demands are not met by the federal government.
Nigerian Doctors embark on indefinite strike
written by Ayomide Arowobusoye