The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has suspended its ten-day old strike. National President of the association, Dr. John Onyebueze announced the suspension in a statement in the early hours of today after a meeting of the executives the association.
While saying that the doctors decided to suspend the strike after considering efforts made by government in addressing their demands and after appeals from the public, Onyebueze directed all doctors to go back to work today.
The Chairman of NARD, UCH, Ibadan chapter, Segun Olaopa, however, said that there will be a review in two weeks’ time to determine how far the government has gone to honour their agreements.
Meanwhile, the National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will meet today in Abuja to adopt a position on the concessions offered by the Nigerian government. The negotiation team of ASUU had last Friday requested one week to submit the government’s offers to its members for consultation and report back to government.
Branches of the union held congresses on Wednesday with varying decisions on the government offer. A source said that the national leadership of the union will meet on Thursday to decide whether the strike action be called off or continued