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Resident Doctors Suspends 63 Days Old Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its 63 days old strike  after long hours of deliberations with its National Executive Council (NEC).

This is contained in a Communique issued to newsmen on Monday, jointly signed by the President of the Association, Dr. Dare Godiya Ishaya and the Secretary General Dr. Suleiman Ismail after a press briefing.

According to the statement, the suspension of the strike was as a result of the critical appraisal of the performance of both federal and state government on all issues that led to the strike.

The NEC however urge the Federal government to reciprocate the good faith and trust shown by the association by ensuring the continuous processing  and payment of the ongoing 2021 MRTF while ensuring that provision for 2022 is adequately captured in the 2022 budget.

It also ask the government to begin the process of withdrawing the court case against NARD as agreed as a sign of good will.

The association further requested that the government begins the process of payment of salary arrears of its members just migrated to the IPPIS from GIFMIS platform.

The NARD which began its strike on the 2nd of August 2021 has ask its members to resume work on Wednesday October 6th 2021 at 8am.

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