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Resident Doctors Call Off Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has suspended its 10 day-long industrial action.

According to Premium Times, the suspension was announced in the early hours of Thursday, September 14, 2017 after a meeting of the association's executives.

The doctors, it was also reported, had failed to reach a decision in an earlier meeting that kicked off on Tuesday September 11, 2017 till the early hours of Wednesday, September 12, 2017.
The strike by the doctors, which commenced on September 4, 2017, crippled activities in public hospitals across Nigeria.

‎Addressing journalists on the decision to suspend the strike, the Chairman of NARD, UCH, Ibadan chapter, Segun Olaopa, said “the decision was reached following appeals from the public that the doctors should give the federal government more time to meet their demands.

Mr. Olaopa, however, said that there will be a review in two weeks time to determine how far the government had gone to honour their agreements.

The federal government had earlier said it had met many of the demands of the doctors, including payment of salary arrears.