April 12, 2024
Resident Doctors, FG Reach Accord Over Warning Strike
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Resident Doctors, FG Reach Accord Over Warning Strike

The Federal Government has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

The MoU effectively puts a halt to the planned five-day nationwide warning strike by resident doctors.

The agreement was signed at the end of a conciliation meeting convened by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

The meeting addressed all eight issues raised by the striking resident doctors.

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Among other things, the issues include the non-payment of salaries by state governments, the domestication of the reviewed Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF) and the bill at the National Assembly on the bonding of doctors for five years before licensing.

 

The Doctors also agreed that health is on the residual list and not the concurrent list of the constitution as such, the Federal Government cannot compel state governments to effect the payment of salaries and allowances in the health sector.

 

Consequently, NMA and NARD have been advised to embrace more persuasion and social dialogue at the state level.

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