Resident doctors reject govt’s offer, begin indefinite strike

 

Resident Doctors on Monday morning announced the commencement of an indefinite industrial action.

The decision to embark on the strike was disclosed by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), President, Dr. Onyebueze John, in Abuja.

In a one-paragraph statement, the doctors rejected offers from the Federal Government after their meeting.

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige and the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole had met with representatives of NARD last week at which some offers were reportedly made.

Disclosing its rejection of the government offer, John said: “Rising from our NEC meeting, which started by 7pm yesterday and ended 3am today. NARD has resolved to reject the promissory offer from government, and proceed on total and indefinite industrial action until all items in its demand list for strike are resolved by the government.”

 

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