Striking resident doctors insist Buhari regime must meet demands before May 29

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime to address its demands before the May 29 handover.

The association’s president, Innocent Orji, made the call at a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, saying that the resident doctors had already declared a five-day warning strike from Wednesday (May 17).

He added that the two-week ultimatum earlier issued to the federal government expired on May 13 without addressing the association’s demands.

“Regrettably, these issues have remained unresolved in spite of several attempts by NARD to get the government to resolve them,” Mr Orji explained. “We call on the federal government to address the issues raised before the May 29 handover date as further industrial harmony cannot be guaranteed after the warning strike.”

Mr Orji further said since the expiration of the two-week ultimatum, the government did not reach out to the association nor made any significant moves to resolve…


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