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  • Updated: April 01, 2021

Nigerian Doctors Begin Strike As Presidents Continues Medical Trip In London

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors on Thursday morning embarked on a nationwide strike despite the Federal Government’s last-minute efforts to stop the action.

The resident doctors, in their announcement, assured Nigerians that their action was not meant to hurt them.

The doctors, on Thursday morning, explained their position in a message posted on the Twitter handle of the association, @nard_nigeria.

The message read, “Nigerians must understand that we love them and the strike is not intended to hurt them but to challenge the Nigerian government @MBuhari @Fmohnigeria @LabourMinNG whose responsibilities amongst others is to care for her citizens and labour force to do the needful.”

READ ALSO: A Day After Doctors Announce Strike Action, Buhari Moves To London For Medical Check

The President of the Union, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, confirmed to Channels TV that the association had commenced by 8am on Thursday.

The strike is happening at a time when the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari is in London for medical check-up.

 

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