Nigerian Doctors Snub President Buhari’s Return To Work Plea

Less than 48 hours after the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) met with President Muhammadu Buhari on ways to end the crises in the health sector, striking resident doctors have insisted that they would not return their duty posts.

The resident doctors, under the aegis of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors NARD) gave the payment of their salaries for between 2014 and 2021 as the only condition for which they would call off their 41-day-old strike.

They said the President should order the payments of the salaries instead of “begging us to call off the strike.”

But Labour and Employment  Chris Ngige said the striking doctors are owed only one month salary.

President Buhari had while receiving the NMA leaders, appealed to them to resume work while negotiations continue to resolve all issues in dispute with the Federal Government.

The President assured that all their outstanding wages and benefits would be cleared after the requisite verifications are carried out.

But NARD’s Communication Chairman, Dr Julian Ojebo, said on Sunday that they had lost trust in the government to keep its words and promises.

– The Nation

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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