The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its two-month-
Recall that the doctors, in August, embarked on strike following a disagreement with
the Federal Government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public
In a communique signed by the Nigerian Medical Association, Secretary-General
Ekpe Philips Uche, after the meeting held among delegates of NMA and NARD on
Sunday, October 3, in Abuja, the NMA advised NARD to stop the ongoing industrial
At the meeting, NMA mandated the National Officers Committee, NOC, to ensure the
implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal
government on August 21.
The association asked NOC to report back to the National Executive Council of NMA
periodically on the progress being made on implementing the memorandum of
NMA also mandated the NOC to continue to interface with the chairmen of the state
branches, including the FCT, on the progress being made.
According to Godiya Ishaya, NARD president, the association has officially called off
He said that the decision was taken after a meeting with the delegates of NMA and
He said: “We’ve officially suspended the strike to resume at 8:00 am on Wednesday.
We made the decision in the wee hours of today (October 4). We held an emergency
meeting from 5:30 pm on Sunday to the morning hours of today, and the NEC
decided that having reviewed the progress made so far, the strike should be