NARD Vows To Continue Strike Until It Receives Salary Alert
The National Association of Resident Doctors has said that it will continue with its strike action until the Federal Government is able to pay the salaries of its members.
This was the outcome of the meeting the executive members of NARD had with the government delegations led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige on Wednesday.
The meeting, which lasted for about 12 hours directed the Central Bank of Nigeria to pay the doctors while the government directed NARD to suspend its strike.
However, the doctors insisted that they would not call of the strike until they receive salary payment alert from the CBN.
One of the doctors at the meeting who spoke with our correspondent stated that NARD would not suspend the strike until the government fulfils its side of the bargain.
He stated, “I don’t believe in this administration anymore. I voted for President Buhari because I was tired of the leadership of the former President Goodluck Jonathan but as it is now, the present government is not sincere with workers.”
He pointed out that it was unfair that President Muhammadu Buhari travelled abroad for medical treatment and paid foreign doctors but he is not ready to pay Nigerian doctors who have been working under tense condition.