NARD Strike: We do not Trust FG- NMA

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has said it does not trust that the Federal Government will implement its promises to resident doctors, which is why the strike by doctors are being prolonged.

The President of the association, Innocent Ujah, communicated this during his appearance on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Monday.
According to him, “The problem we face is that when agreements are signed, everybody goes to sleep.”

“So there is this distrust among workers. And this is not good for the country; because we expect that those who work for our President should be truthful, honest and should comply with the agreement.”

At the weekend, doctors under the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) aegis met with representatives of the Federal Government in Abuja. Speculations were that the meeting would bring to an end the strike.

At the end of the meeting, resident doctors refused to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), saying the government had decided to start a court action over the strike.

The resident doctors also called on the government to reverse its ‘no work, no pay policy.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson of NARD, Julian Ojebo, has said resident doctors will not end strike unless they are paid their full benefits.

Ojebo said this during his appearance on Sunrise Daily. He said resident doctors had been left ‘impoverished’ as the government fails to meet its demands.

“We are not on strike for added allowances; we are not on strike for any other thing,” Ojo said. “We are on strike for our regular due salaries that you have not paid from January to July.

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