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Resident doctors give FG 72-hr ultimatum

The Federal Government has been given a 72-hour ultimatum by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors to pay its members being owed Medical Residency Training Fund and salary arrears.

Also, the aggrieved doctors also urged the government withdraw the lawsuit filed against NARD before the National Industrial Court in the interest of peace.

The NARD in a communiqué issued at the end of its 41st Annual General Meeting held in Bauchi State on Saturday, jointly signed by its President, Dr Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa, and the Secretary General, Jerry Isogun, expressed concern at the Federal Government’s continued failure to agree to their demands.

The resident doctors noted their determination to continue with the indefinite strike, which began on August 2, 2021, until their minimum demands are met.

The AGM, in particular, demanded that the Federal Government should ensure the payment of the Medical Residency Training fund within 72 hours since the money meant for it is available and verification of the list for payment has been completed.

Furthermore, the doctors demanded payment of the arrears of salaries of their members on GIFMIS platform within 72 hours while the migration process continues.

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