Medical practitioners under the auspices of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have decided to suspend its nationwide strike and are poised to resume work tomorrow, Monday, June 27, 2016.
The resolve to suspend the industrial action was decided on Saturday, at the end of a national executive council meeting which was held at the trauma centre of the National Hospital, Abuja.
Speaking to pressmen, the president of the association, Mohammad Askira, said the suspension of the strike was to enable the government implement the agreements reached within the agreed time frame.
Mr. Askira said his association’s meeting also resolved to review the progress of government intervention at the next NEC meeting of the association scheduled for July 25 to 30 in Keffi for appropriation action.
He also commended the role of the National Assembly in the impasse, particularly the Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, adding that the association will review the progress of the intervention, at the July NEC scheduled for July 25-30.
His words: “In view of the genuine intervention of the Hon. Speaker and other key stakeholders, NARD hereby suspends the on-going nationwide indefinite strike action so as to enable government implement the agreements reached within the agreed time frame on or before 14th July 2016.”
“Work will resume from Monday 27th June 2016 at 8:am.”