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Strike: Resident doctors extend ultimatum

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The Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Docs (NARD) has prolonged its strike ultimatum by two weeks.

NARD prolonged the ultimatum as a way to permit the Federal and State governments to handle the problems of welfare of their members throughout the nation.

The extension was contained in a communiqué on the finish of the affiliation’s forty first Atypical Basic Assembly (OGM), which was held in Nnewi/Awka, Anambra State, between Might 25 and Might 29.

The communiqué was launched by the Nationwide President of NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, within the firm of different members of the chief.

Based on the communiqué, the affiliation would resume a complete strike motion if its calls for remained unattended on the finish of the interval.

It added that the strike was suspended after the federal government’s guarantees as contained within the Memorandum of Actions, signed on the occasion of Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige, on April 9.

The communiqué stated that the delays in cost of members on the Authorities Built-in Monetary and Administration Info System (GIFMIS) for over 4 months had precipitated hardships for NARD members.

NARD additionally expressed issues concerning the situations of their members in Abia and Imo, who have been at present owed wage arrears of 21 and 7 months respectively.

It learn, “Whereas the OGM notes the willingness of the federal government emigrate members from the GIFMIS to the IPPIS platform, we decry the lacklustre behaviour exhibited by heads of parastatal authorities businesses to realize this.

“Our members are nonetheless in agony due to these delays and a few Home Officers are nonetheless being owed as much as two months salaries.

“The OGM notes with dismay, the stale angle of the Governors of Abia and Imo states and their appointees towards addressing the problems of cost of salaries for 21 months and 7 months respectively.”

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