Senator Chris Ngige

Nigerian Resident Doctors Refuse to Sign New Agreement With The FG

The leadership of the National association of resident doctors has refused assent to the new memorandum of understanding brokered by the NIGERIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, to end the three weeks old strike that has crippled medical services in government hospitals across the country.

President of the Resident doctors association declined his assent, owing to an undisclosed clause IN THE NEW AGREEMENT, which he says the leadership NEED to consult with members before APPENDING his signature.


Addressing journalists after the over six hours closed door meeting, the minister of labour and employment says all other unions in the negotiation, including the NIGERIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION and the medical and dental consultants of Nigeria, AGREED ON THE ISSUES RAISED AND Signed the new agreement.

Meanwhile, the minister also clarifies that the meeting did not discuss the issues if no work no pay, but THAT parties at the meeting agreed to an out of court settlement.

It could be recalled that the federal government had taken the striking doctors to court last week, as it asks the National industrial court to mandate the doctors to return to work, but the case was adjourned to September the fifteenth.

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