Resident doctors commence nationwide strike despite FG’s plea

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors commenced a nationwide strike today despite Federal Government’s last-ditch attempt to stop the action.

The resident doctors, however, assured Nigerians that their action was not meant to hurt them.

They gave the explanation in a message posted on the association’s Twitter handle, @nard_nigeria, this morning.

The message read, “Nigerians must understand that we love them and the strike is not intended to hurt them but to challenge the Nigerian government @MBuhari @Fmohnigeria @LabourMinNG whose responsibilities amongst others is to care for her citizens and labour force to do the needful.”

The union’s President, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, also confirmed to Channels TV that the strike had commenced by 8am today

NARD had cited poor working condition, demeaning renumeration among other reasons for embarking on strike.

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