FG warns resident doctors against planned strike

Written by on May 17, 2023

The Federal Government has warned members of the National Association of Resident Doctors NARD to shelve their planned five-day warning strike.

Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, gave the warning yesterday in Abuja, shortly after receiving a letter of notification from the NARD executive on the planned strike.

Ngige said this in a statement signed by Mr Olajide Oshundun, Director, Press and Public Relations in the ministry while the planned strike as illegal.

Ngige who was reacting to the letter, delivered to his office at about 5pm same day, said he contacted the Minister of Health, who informed him that a meeting has been scheduled with the resident doctors today.

He therefore advised the doctors to avail themselves of the opportunity for social dialogue with their employer, rather than embark on warning strike, which is unknown to the law.

According to him, I will advise them to attend the meeting with the Minister of Health tomorrow.  I will also advise them very strongly not to go on five-day warning strike.


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