The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), yesterday, said nothing has changed in its planned nationwide strike with effect from Monday.
This is as Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has dispelled speculations of uncertainty over talks between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
NARD President, Onyebueze John, disclosed that the Memorandum of Settlement reached with the Federal Government in a meeting with Minister of Health and his Labour and Employment counterpart in the early hours of Saturday would be deliberated upon at their National Executive Council meeting in Abuja today.
NARD, therefore, urged the public to disregard rumours that the planned strike had been shelved, but to instead wait for the outcome of its NEC meeting.
The planned action is in protest against the failure of government to pay salary shortfall of resident doctors for 2016 and January to May 2017 and rectify the salary shortfall from August 2017, as well as inability to circularize House Officers’ entry point, among others.