Doctors to begin indefinite strike on Thursday, June 9

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) will begin an indefinite strike on Thursday, June 9, 2016.

Doctors in an operating room (Photo used for illustrative purposes)

This was disclosed by NARD president, Muhammad Askira, on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, The Cable reports.

“Sixteen out of 58 federal tertiary institutions or centres were exempted from the initial centre based strike for the commitment of the chief medical director of the hospitals to implement the federal government’s directives,” he said.

“If by midnight on Sunday, June 19, our demands are not met, all the members of the association, including those exempted, would join the indefinite nationwide strike.

“Due to the failure of the government to address the demands of NARD, it has declared a total and indefinite strike.NARD has to take this painful decision in order to highlight the plight of our hardworking members who have had to endure a long period of deprivation and disenfranchisement,” he added.

Meanwhile, civil servants in Ondo and Ekiti States are on strike due to the inability of their respective governments to pay salaries.

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