Medical services in Nigeria will transit to normalcy mode from Monday the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has now suspended its nationwide strike with effect from Sunday and are due back on ward round from Monday, June 22, 2020.
The organisation said it took the decision in order to enable the government time to fulfill outstanding demands following an appeal by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum and other stakeholders.
NARD made the announcement in a communiqué read to journalists by its President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, on Sunday in Abuja after its National Executive Council meeting ratified the decision in a meeting attended by over 300 members.
They also gave the Federal Government four weeks to meet outstanding demands.
The Federal Government on Friday announced Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, said after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Friday that the FG has disbursed hazard and inducement allowances worth N4.5bn to 31 teaching hospitals and federal medical centers to pacify the striking medical personnel.
The meeting was attended by the Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo.