National Association of Resident Doctors NARD Suspends Nationwide Strike.

By Chinenye Festus:-
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) through its president Aliyu Sokumba, confirmed that the association has suspended the nationwide industrial action following a meeting and agreement reached with the Federal Government.
Sokomba while speaking to Channels TV on the evening of Thursday, September 10 disclosed that the union would review the progress made in talks made with the Federal Government in two weeks.
Reports gathered said that both parties had been in talks to resolve the issues which led to NARD declaring an end to the country-wide strike.
The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), said after the meeting, that an additional N8.9 billion has been approved by the federal government to pay up a large chunk of the June 2020 COVID-19 allowance to all health workers across the nation.
Ngige stated further that the implementation of the payment of the Special Hazard and Inducement Allowance has been concluded, stressing that this has been cash-backed and the mandate sent to the Central Bank of Nigeria for payments to start with effect from September 9.
The minister said this would bring the total disbursement by the federal government to about N288 billion.
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