Doctors suspend strike and extend ultimatum by 2 weeks

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Esther A

Active Member
Jul 28, 2022
Doctors suspend strike and extend ultimatum by 2 weeks

The Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have suspended their warning strike and extended the ultimatum by 2 extra weeks.

They announced the suspension of their strike just yesterday. Recall the warning strike which was to last 5 days began on the 17th of May.

A meeting which was held on Friday led to the decision they took.

This meeting was between NARD and the Federal Government. The FG was represented by Dr. Chris Ngige who is the Minister of Labour and Employment.

The two parties had signed a MOU, Memorandum of Understanding.

The NARD discussed with their members and made the decision to resume work today, May 22, 2023.

They then gave the Federal Government an additional 2 weeks to meet their demands.

Recall that the association had threatened to go on strike earlier in the year because the FG had not met their demands.

They had given the FG an ultimatum of 2 weeks to meet their demands which they failed to.

The President of the association, Dr. Emeka Orji revealed that The National Executive Council (NEC) of the association will meet again on the 2nd of June to discuss the next step.

There are many demands but they demanded a 200% review of their Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) and also a Payment of the 2023 Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF) among others.