The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors' two-week ultimatum to the federal and state governments expires today. Except a last minute intervention by the federal government is made, an indefinite industrial action is all but certain.
To discuss the ultimatum, the association has still called a special National Executive Council meeting for Saturday, September 10, 2022 in Jos, Plateau State.
On July 30, 2022, the resident doctors gave the federal government a two-week deadline to fulfill all of the agreements it had with the association or face an indefinite strike.
The payment of the recently reviewed Medical Residency Training Fund, the quick implementation of the new hazard allowance and payment of arrears are only a few of the demands made by NARD.
The association’s President, Dr Dare Ishaya, said, “The ultimatum will end on Monday; then we will fix NEC meeting as the ultimatum has ended. We will discuss what the government has said or provided and what the next line of action is.
He also stated that the association was expecting the release of funds from the Ministry of Finance and other health workers were also included in the deal.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.