Nigerian medical doctors embark on indefinite nationwide strike

Coronavirus, Doctors, Strike, NARD, Pandemic

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria on Monday commenced a nationwide indefinite strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum. Earlier report by BusinessMetricsNG shows that Dr Aliyu Sokomba, the National President of NARD, had in a circular last week said the association found it necessary to take “the painful decision” following the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands. “Consequent upon the 14 days ultimatum duly served the Federal Government for indefinite strike action, in accordance with the resolution of the Ordinary General Meeting of…

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Amidst pandemic, Nigerian doctors embark on nationwide strike June 15

Coronavirus, Doctors, Strike, NARD, Pandemic

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) will commence a nationwide strike on Monday, June 15, 2020 despite ongoing struggle against Coronavirus pandemic in the country. Doctor Aliyu Sokomba, National President of NARD, said this in an official letter with reference number NARD/SG/2019-2020/070620/246. Sokomba said the association found it necessary to take “the painful decision” following the inability of the government to meet its demands. He said, “Consequent upon the 14 days ultimatum duly served the Federal Government for indefinite strike action, in accordance with the resolution of…

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