Nationwide strike looms over unpaid salaries of Resident Doctors
The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has said that except the Federal Government expedite action in paying up the backlog of salaries owed its members within 21 days, the nation’s health sector might experience a walkout of its members.
The President of NARD, Muhammad Askira, gave the warning on Monday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, lamenting the situation where their members in Osun, Oyo, Imo and Kogi States were owed salaries ranging from three to eight months.
According to Channelstv.com, the group also queried why the situation remained the same despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s pronouncement to care for the welfare of health workers.
The health workers are asking the Federal Government to intervene and find a lasting solution to the issues raised within the 21-day window.
They threatened that if the government failed to attend to their needs, they would embark on a nationwide industrial action by April 25.