Respond To Every Invitation For Negotiation, Boss Mustapha Urges NARD

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Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC), Boss Mustapha, and others holding a ebook on the launch of the second section of COVID-19 vaccination on August 16, 2021. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha has urged placing resident medical doctors to just accept each invitation for negotiation with the Federal Government.

Boss Mustapha made the decision on Monday whereas flagging off the second section of the COVID-19 vaccination on the Federal Medical Centre in Jabi, Abuja.

The SGF referred to as on the medical practitioners to provide the continued industrial motion a rethink.

“Respond to every invitation for negotiation and discussion to bring to an end the continuous strike action that is affecting the health administration infrastructure,” the SGF stated in his enchantment to members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

As the nation begins the second section of vaccination, Mustapha who doubles as Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, stated vaccines have confirmed to be the game-changer in Nigeria’s response to the virus.

According to him, the vaccines are “our only hope out of COVID-19”.

Senator Ibrahim Olororiegbe who additionally spoke on the occasion appealed to the placing medical doctors to embrace strikes for negotiation.

The lawmaker and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health stated human sources is a giant problem in Nigeria, noting that the cash the medical doctors are requesting has already been supplied and is being processed.

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An unhealthy battle

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The Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, and others watch as a person takes the COVID-19 vaccine on August 16, 2021. Channels TV/ Sodiq Adelakun.


While the nation fights the lethal virus, the raging battle between the aggrieved resident medical doctors and the federal government has continued to threaten Nigeria’s well being sector.

About a fortnight in the past, the medical doctors launched into an indefinite strike over irregularities and salaries owed housing officers. They claimed that the Federal Government has been mute because the graduation of the commercial motion.

The scenario appears to be deteriorating. NARD and the Minister of Labour Dr Chris Ngige have to this point not reached a consensus, elevating issues amongst Nigerians that the strike might linger for some time.

Ngige had not too long ago threatened to switch the placing resident medical doctors in the event that they refused to return to work.

According to the Minister, an employer has a proper to switch an worker who abandons their duties, particularly because it pertains to important companies.

“He will also withdraw your money and use it to pay those he has acquired during the period you were away,” he stated.

But in a swift rebuttal, NARD President Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, stated the individuals who need to resign or be sacked from their duties are those that have put the medical doctors ready the place they should embark on industrial actions to drive residence their calls for.

Okhuaihesuyi requested Nigerians to “tell those that are the cause of the strike and have not done their work that they should be sacked or resign from the positions they hold”.

While the federal government seeks to pacify the resident medical doctors, the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has threatened to affix the strike if their colleagues aren’t paid their wages.

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