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Resident doctors suspend strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors has suspended its nationwide strike.

The President of the Association, Dr. Godiya Ishaya told journalists that the strike which began on August 2 has been suspended with effect from 8 am, Wednesday.

“We are suspending the strike for six weeks to give room for movement in some of the items we noticed a stalemate. There was a stalemate in the enrollment of our members into the IPPIS and payment of their arears,” he said.

Dr Ishaya said the government was invoking the trade dispute article 41, which is the ‘no work, no pay.’ And since they have been enrolled into IPPIS, it means there was not going to be any salary in their accounts.

According to him, they have not agreed to forfeit their salaries.

He maintained that the strike was unnecessarily prolonged because of the government’s response.

Ishaya added that the National Executive Council of the Association would meet after six weeks to determine the next line of action.

By Abdullahi Lamino, edited by Adeniyi Bakare