Resident Doctors Begin Strike Today

The National Association of Resident Doctors has announced a 5-day warning strike which will commence on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.

The doctors’ new date for the industrial action comes after the expiration of a 35-day ultimatum it earlier gave the federal government to look into issues including unpaid salaries and disengagement of some of their colleagues.

The President of the association, Dr. Muhammad Askira, told journalists at a press conference in Abuja that they are unsatisfied by the efforts of the government to resolve the impasse during the period of the ultimatum.

President Muhammadu Buhari is away in the United Kingdom for a summit while the Minister for Health Isaac Adewole might have left for Rwanda to attend the World Economic Forum where he is scheduled to speak.