Doctors announce nationwide strike

Askira said they are embarking on the strike because the Federal Government has refused to meet their demands.

He said “16 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.’’

Adding that “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.”

Askira also threatened the government saying,  if by midnight of June 19, 2016, their demands are not met, other members across the country will join the strike action.

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