Resident doctors suspend strike in Nigeria

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) havd suspended its nationwide strike which started on April 1.

President of the association, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi was able to confirm the development on Saturday night.

He said the decision was arrived at a virtual National Executive Council meeting of the association held on Saturday evening.

He said, “The strike has been suspended for four weeks.”

Dr Okhuaihesuyi said all house officers yet to be paid, would be paid by Monday.

He said, “All our members on GIFMIS would be migrated to IPPIS and paid their owed salaries in earnest. Those still being owed 2020 MRTF will be paid from the supplementary 2021 budget. 2021 MRTF sorted. Increment in hazard allowance being worked on.”

The association held a meeting with the federal government which lasted for hours on Friday.