The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has announced to end it’s 63-day long industrial action and resume work on Wednesday,6th of October after an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association on Sunday night.
A communique was signed by its President, Dr Dare Godiya Ishaya; Dr Suleiman Abiodun Ismail, Secretary-general and Dr Alfa Yusuf, the publicity/social secretary and the meeting was attended by 79 chapters of the association from both the state and federal tertiary health institutions across Nigeria.
“NEC resolved by the votes of a simple majority, to suspend the total and indefinite strike action embarked upon on 2nd August 2021.
“Therefore, our members will resume full work on Wednesday 6th October 2021 by 8:00 am,” the association said in the communiqué.
The association said the suspension of the strike followed critical appraisal of the performances of both federal and state governments on the issues that led to the strike, progress made in implementing previous agreements reached with the federal government, the interventions of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other well-meaning Nigerians.
The resident doctors said the payments of the Medical Residency Training Funds (MRTF) had commenced with the verified centers across the country, adding that migration of members from the GIFMIS to the IPPIS platform had also commenced and almost been completed.