The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has suspended its 63-day-old-strike across Nigeria starting at 8 am on Wednesday, 6th October 2021.
President of NARD, Godiya Ishaya, in a communique he signed alongside Suleiman Ismail, the secretary-general, and Alfa Yusuf, the publicity secretary, said the decision was taken after the union’s National Executive Council meeting with doctors expected to return to their duty posts 8 am on Wednesday.
The communique read.: “After critical appraisal of the performances of both federal and state governments on all the issues that led to the ongoing strike, progress made in implementing previous agreements reached with the Federal Government, the NEC resolved by the votes of a simple majority, to suspend the total and indefinite strike action embarked upon on 2nd August 2021. Therefore, our members will resume full work on Wednesday 6th October 2021 by 8:00 am”.
The association however said the latest development will be reviewed in six weeks and will give the federal government time to address its demands.
Story: Asmau Sani