By Haruna Gimba
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), has shifted its proposed nationwide strike by two weeks, National President of the association, Dr. Muhammad Adamu Askira said.
He said the decision to shift the date of the strike was taken after the extraordinary meeting of the National Executive Council of the association held on April 26 in Sokoto.
Dr. Askira said after deliberations on the progress made so far, the NEC had decided to shift the strike by two weeks.
According to him, the decision to shift the strike followed the prompt intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari during a meeting with Nigerian medical Association (NMA) National leadership as contained in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on media, Malam Garba Shehu.
The resident doctors had in a letter addressed to the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, notified him of their plan to embark in a step wise strike, which will began on April 25, 2016 for all branches in Osun State and withdrawal of services nationwide on May 9.
Addressing reporters in Kano, the NARD President said the step wise action which was to commence on April 25 in Osun state has now been shifted to May 9.