Nigerian Resident Doctors and Government Reach Agreement to Address Nationwide Strike

…By Jack Sylva for TDPel Media. In an effort to resolve the ongoing strike, the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has reached an agreement with the federal government.


The doctors initiated a five-day warning strike on May 17, following the expiration of a two-week ultimatum, as they seek improvements in various areas.

Doctors’ Demands and Government Meeting:

The doctors have presented several demands, including a 200% salary increase, enhanced recruitment of clinical staff for hospitals, and the withdrawal of a bill that mandates compulsory service for medical and dental graduates before obtaining full practice licenses.

To address these concerns, representatives from NARD, the Senate Committee on Health, the House of Representatives Committee on Health, and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, held a meeting on Friday.

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Government’s Proposal and NARD’s Decision:

As per NARD’s statement, the government presented a proposal during the meeting.

However, the decision on accepting the government’s offer will be determined by NARD’s National Executive Council (NEC), considering the timelines outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Dr Emeka Orji, the President of NARD, stated that the NEC will convene within the next 48 hours to discuss the outcomes and make a decision regarding the government’s proposal.


Persisting Strike and Disruption of Medical Services:

Despite the ongoing discussions and agreement signing, the strike has continued, leading to disruptions in medical services across federal hospitals nationwide since its commencement on Wednesday.

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The doctors’ strike remains in effect until a final decision is reached by NARD’s NEC.


With the signing of the agreement between NARD and the federal government, there is hope for a resolution to the ongoing strike by resident doctors in Nigeria.

However, the strike continues to impact medical services in federal hospitals, and NARD’s NEC will play a crucial role in determining whether the government’s proposal is accepted or rejected.

The medical community and the public eagerly await the outcome of the NEC’s decision, which will ultimately determine the future course of action.


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