BREAKING NEWS: Doctors refuse to call off strike despite 13 hours meeting

The National Association of Resident Doctors on Thursday refused to call off its strike despite holding a 13-hour meeting with representatives of the Federal Government. The meeting, which held at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja,  ended in the early hours of Thursday, had in attendance the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige; the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole; and the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire. According to a statement by the Ministry of Labour, the strike would continue until at least Friday when the doctors are expected…

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Hospital shutdown as doctors begin indefinite nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has rejected the terms of settlement reached with the Federal Government last Thursday and declared a nationwide industrial action until the demands of its members are met. The President of NARD, Dr. John Onyebueze, who announced this in Abuja yesterday after a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the association, said the strike took off yesterday morning. The doctor’s action portends more trouble for a government that is already grappling with Labour issues in critical sectors, including an ongoing strike action…

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