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The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has hinted that it might call off the ongoing industrial action on Wednesday if the government meets the association’s conditions.
The immediate past Secretary General of the association who is also a member of the National Executive Council, Dr Jerry Isogun, said this .
Recall that NARD, at the end of its 41st Annual General Meeting, in Bauchi State, had expressed its dissatisfaction at the Federal Government who it said was responsible for the lingering industrial action.
In his remarks , Isogun explained, “The ultimatum given is that since they said the money for the residency training fund is ready and they are willing to pay, we are saying ‘pay that one and the arrears you owe and then we call off the strike.’
“Before, they have been saying we have been the ones not open to negotiation but now, we have shifted grounds and we are saying ‘pay the money within 72 hours and we suspend the strike.
The ongoing industrial action by NARD entered its 57th day on Monday (today).
Some of the association’s demands include payment of salary arrears, payment of residency training fund, payment of death benefits among others.