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Ngige: NARD lauds minister for resolution of ongoing nationwide strike



The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has commended the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige for prompt resolution of the recent nationwide strike by doctors.

NARD National President, Dr Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa, made this known in a letter of appreciation to the Minister and jointly signed by the doctors’ Secretary General, Dr Jerry-Kunle Isogun on Saturday, April 17, in Abuja.

The letter was made available to newsmen by Mr Charles Akpan, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

The resident doctors thanked Ngige for his role as conciliator, which made the Federal Government to acknowledge their plights and request for time to solve them.

“On behalf of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), we write to express our sincere gratitude for your role in resolving the issues of agitation amongst our members.

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“We also commend you for your outstanding leadership qualities, which have resulted in the timely solutions to the lingering issues in the Health Sector.

”We are deeply humbled by your steadfastness, especially as it concerns resident doctors.

“Your role as the chief conciliator is evident as the Federal Government has acknowledged our plights and requested for time to solve them. You are indeed a medical elder of repute,” the letter read.

Meanwhile, the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has stated it will hold a nationwide peaceful protest on April 19 to further push home its demand for financial autonomy for the judiciary.

This threat contained in a circular dated April 16 and signed by the Deputy Secretary of the Union, Mr P. Nnamani.

1st News had reported that JUSUN on April 6, commenced a nationwide industrial action, calling for the implementation of financial autonomy for the judiciary.

While restating that the strike would continue following failure by the government to meet its demands, the union urged its members to remain resolute in spite of pressures.