Nigerian Doctors Call Off Strike
Doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Thursday suspended their strike.
NARD president, Aliyu Sokomba, had confirmed that the strike had been called off after reaching agreement with Federal Government.
According to him, discussion continued with the Federal Government on Friday on other issues affecting the resident doctors.
The doctors had demanded payment of the outstanding April/May and June COVID-19 inducement allowance to all health workers; determination of the revised hazard allowance for all health workers as agreed in previous meetings with relevant stakeholders and immediate payment of the salary shortfalls of 2014, 2015 and 2016.
They also wanted doctors working under the various tertiary health institutions to be placed on appropriate salary grade level and universal implementation of the Medical Residency Training Act of 2017 in all state tertiary health institutions and payment of all arrears owed members in Federal and states tertiary health institutions, arising from the consequential adjustment of the National minimum wage.