The National Association of Resident Doctors has called off its strike action after 10 days.
The NARD President, Dr John Onyebueze, in a statement on Thursday, said that the National Executive Council of the association took the decision to call of the 10-day strike after a careful consideration of the renegotiated agreement with the Federal Government.
He said,” We met from 6pm in Tuesday to 12:15am, Thursday to review the status of our nationwide strike and the offer from Government in the re-negotiated Memorandum of Terms of Settlement with the Federal Government.
“After due consideration of the efforts by government and progress made in addressing the items on the notice of our ultimatum, and strike, as well as implementing the contents of the re-negotiated MTS, NARD resolved to suspend her 10 days strike, and to re-access situation in two weeks at our AGM in Abuja.
“We sincerely thank the public, press and our families for their support during this period of strike.”
The call off of the strike action was partly due to the fact that the Federal Government has already begun paying some of the owed arrears.
The Chairman of NARD, UCH, Ibadan chapter, Segun Olaopa, added that “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.