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  • Updated: September 04, 2020

Resident Doctors To Begin Indefinite Strike on September 7

The President of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors Aliyu Sokomba has announced that the association will begin another nationwide strike from Monday, September 7, 2020.

Making this announcement in a statement the association said it will commence its nationwide strike as the Federal Government did not meet its 21 days ultimatum that elapsed on August 17.

The Doctors who initially embarked on an indefinite strike on June 15 are demanding that the Federal government implement its residency funding, COVID-19 allowance, Hazard Allowance, and outstanding salary shortfall from  2014, 2015, and 2016.

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the Doctors however suspended their indefinite strike on June 22nd after the timely intervention on the Federal Government and other stakeholders in the health sector.

Announcing that its strike will commence by 8:00 am on Monday, the statement by the Medical association read:

“NEC resolved to proceed on indefinite nationwide strike action from Monday 7th of September 2020 by 8:00 am until the following conditions are met; immediate payment of the Medical Residency Training funding to all her members as approved in the revised 2020 budget; provision of genuine Group life insurance and death in service benefits for all health workers.

“Payment of the outstanding April/May and June COVID-19 inducement allowance to all health workers; determination of the revised hazard allowance for all health workers as agreed in previous meetings with relevant stakeholders; immediate payment of the salary shortfalls of 2014, 2015 and 2016.

“Doctors working under the various tertiary health institutions to be placed on appropriate salary grade level and universal implementation of the Medical Residency Training Act of 2017 in all state tertiary health institutions; payment of all arrears owed our members in Federal and states tertiary health institutions, arising from the consequential adjustment of the National minimum wage.”  

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