The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has embarked on a nationwide strike to press home its demand. The union says the strike is coming on the heels of the inability of the Federal Government to meet its yearnings in June this year.
The demands by the doctors include a pay rise, better welfare, and adequate facilities, union leaders said.
The industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which represents some 40 percent of doctors, is the latest in a string of stoppages by medics to hit Africa’s most populous nation as it struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
“We have kicked off the strike today,” NARD president Aliyu Sokomba told AFP, adding that medics treating virus cases would join the action this time around.
“There will be no exemptions,” he said.