The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has announced that it will embark on a nationwide strike on Thursday, 9th of June, 2016.
According to the president of the association, Muhammad Askira, they are taking the painful decision of embarking on the strike action following the failure of the federal government to meet its demands of a better working condition and better remuneration, according to reports.
He added that the decision was taken at the ordinary general meeting of the National Executive Council of the association held between May 30 and June 5 in Jos.
He disclosed: ”Sixteen out of 58 federal tertiary institutions or centres were exempted from the initial centre based strike for the commitment of the chief medical director of the hospitals to implement the federal government’s directives.
”If by midnight on Sunday, June 19, our demands are not met, all the members of the association, including those exempted, would join the indefinite nationwide strike. Due to the failure of the government to address the demands of NARD, it has declared a total and indefinite strike.
”NARD has to take this painful decision in order to highlight the plight of our hardworking members who have had to endure a long period of deprivation and disenfranchisement.”