Today Monday 15th June, National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria officially commenced a nationwide strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government.
Dr Aliyu Sokomba, the President who announced this while addressing a press conference in Abuja disclosed that the union has decided to exempt its members working in various coronavirus (COVID-19) isolation and treatment centers across the country.
He added that the Federal Government has failed to avail itself and thus, the strike.
Some of their demands enlisted includes;
– Stoppage of Illegal deductions of Salaries some state government
– Refund of illegally deducted salaries
-Non-payment of salaries of some members
-Non-payment of COVID19 inducement allowances
-Inadequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment
-Harassment and Assault of Doctors in the line of duty.
– Failure of government to provide life insurance for doctors and other health workers in the frontline.
Until the time of this report, the Federal Government has not issued any official statement.