Resident doctors in Nigeria have commenced industrial strike today, Monday to press for better condition of service and payment of outstanding allowances.
According to the National Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors, Stanley Egbogu, the planned nationwide strike will go on because the Federal Government has failed to meet up with its obligations as contained in earlier agreement and has not even invited them for a meeting over the matter
He said, “The Federal Government has not invited us to a meeting after we notified them that we will be proceeding on strike. We have directed all our members across the country both federal and state institutions to recommence the strike we suspended on June 22, 2020.
“We call on all other unions in the health sector, the NMA, PSN, NANNM to support this struggle for upward review of our hazard allowance from the paltry sum of N5,000.
“The truth is that the current hazard can’t be compared to the daily risks of hazard we face every day from the current coronavirus to the Hepatitis B and C viruses. The risks is just too much for N5,000.”

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