Resident Doctors threaten to call off suspended strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors has threatened to resume their suspended strike alleging that they are being owed salaries.

The association, which suspended its strike on April10, 2021, has given both federal and state governments two weeks to address issues bordering on the welfare of its members across the country or face another industrial action.

It expressed concern particularly over the conditions of its members in Abia and Imo states, who were being owed 21 and seven months’ salary arrears respectively.

The National President of the association, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, disclosed this in a communiqué issued after its 41st Ordinary General Meeting in Anambra State.

Okhuaihesuyi said, “The OGM noted with dismay the stale attitude of the Governors of Abia and Imo states and their appointees towards addressing the issues of payment of salaries for 21 months and seven months respectively.

“After extensive deliberations on all the issues affecting welfare of our members and insincerity of government in fulfilling their promises, the OGM unanimously resolved that our ultimatum be extended by two weeks.”

The resident doctors are known for their frequent row with successive governments as they agitate for a fairer working deal for their members.

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