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Resident doctors suspend proposed strike

by Muhammad Sani

By Haruna Gimba

The proposed indefinite strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors, (NARD), scheduled to commence on Thursday June 9, 2016 has been suspended for one week.

Health Reporters learnt that the suspension followed a meeting between the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and the association in which he impressed on it to allow the House intervene in the matter.

According to a statement issued by his spokesman, Turaki Adamu Hassan in Abuja, NARD agreed to suspend the proposed strike after the meeting which had in attendance executive members of the association, the speaker and chairmen of relevant House Committees in his office.

Mr. Dogara asked the resident doctors to grant the House one week to meet with the ministers so as to come up with ways to address the lingering grievances.

He noted that democracy is about the well being of the citizens, and appealed to the association to understand that the country is presently going through challenges.

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