The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has given the Federal Government a 72-hour ultimatum to pay its members being owed Medical Residency Training Fund and salary arrears.
The Resident Doctors have also urged the government to withdraw the lawsuit filed against doctors before the National Industrial Court in the interest of peace.
The NARD held its 41st Annual General Meeting in Bauchi State, and issued a communicaque that was signed by its President, Dr Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa, and the Secretary General, Jerry Isogun, expressed worry over the Federal Government’s continued failure to oblige to their demands.
The resident doctors noted that they are determined to continue with the indefinite strike, which began on August 2, 2021, until their minimum demands are met.
In particular, The AGM 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.
They also demanded payment of the arrears of salaries of their members on GIFMIS platform within 72 hours while the migration process continues.
The communique sought for the payment of their withheld August and September salaries.