Resident doctors threaten nationwide strike

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if the federal government does not meet its demands.

The group conveyed its decision in a letter to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire on Monday January 9, and signed by its president, Dr Emeka Innocent Orji.

According to NARD, the strike would commence if the issues are not addressed before its January 2023 National Executive Council (NEC) meeting slated for January 24th to 28th.

The letter partly read; 

“Sir, our January 2023 National Executive Council meeting has been scheduled for January 24th to 28th, 2023, and we can confirm very clearly feelers that if these issues are not sorted out before that meeting, our members will likely give us a mandate to immediately kick-start processes that will lead to a nationwide industrial disharmony in the health sector.”

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