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FG ignoring agreement, we’ll wait till Nov 3, says NARD


National President of NARD, Dr Godiya IshayaThe court hearing between the Federal Government and the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has been scheduled for November 3, 2021.

This is as the Association accused the Federal Government of failing to honour the agreement it signed with the association which led to the suspension of the NARD’s industrial action.

The National President of NARD, Dr Godiya Ishaya, disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent in Abuja.

Recall that NARD had suspended its 64-day old strike over the promise of the Federal Government to keep to the agreements it signed with the doctors.

Some of the agreements included withdrawal of the court case against the association by the Federal Government and payment of August and September salaries, among others.

However, our correspondent learnt on Monday that not only had the Federal Government failed to withdraw the court case, it also failed to honour other agreements.

Ishaya said, “The agreement we signed in the Memoranda of Understanding was that we call off our strike and then they would withdraw the court case, pay our outstanding salaries and also pay the MRT.


“As at today, the Federal Government has failed to withdraw the court case as we have been notified that our hearing is on November 3. Our salaries have also not been paid. How can we move forward if they fail to do these things?  Some of our members didn’t want us to call off the strike initially because they felt the government won’t honour their side of the agreement. See what is happening now.

“For the MRT, they will recommence the payment tomorrow, remember we told you they debited those that they paid earlier, they will start the payment again tomorrow.

“We are giving them till November 3, which is the day of the court hearing. If they fail to withdraw the case then we will know their position.”

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