Breaking: Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended the nationwide industrial action.
President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokumba confirmed this on Thursday evening.
Dr Sokumba disclosed that the union will review the progress made in talks with the Federal Government in two weeks.
On Wednesday, the Federal Government and the doctors reached an agreement in a bid to end the industrial action.
During the meeting which almost took the entire day, NARD had disclosed that it will liaise with the executive council with a view to calling off the strike.
Both parties had been in talks to resolve the issues which led to NARD declaring an end to the country-wide strike.
After the meeting, the Federal said an additional N8.9 billion
This was revealed by Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Ngige stated that the implementation of the payment of the Special Hazard and Inducement Allowance has been concluded, stressing that this has been cash-backed and the mandate sent to the Central Bank of Nigeria for payments to start with effect from September 9.
According to him, this will bring the total disbursement to about N288 billion.