The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have announced the suspension of their nationwide strike action.
NARD had embarked on the strike on August 2nd to press home demands bordering on irregular pay and poor working conditions.
The federal government had threatened not to pay the doctors if the industrial action was not suspended. The government also sued the NARD before an industrial court.
However, according to NARD President, Godiya Ishaya the decision to call off the strike was reached during an emergency meeting with the association’s national executive council.
“We’ve officially suspended the strike and will resume 8:00 am on Wednesday. We made the decision in the wee hours of today.
“We held an emergency meeting from 5:30pm on Sunday to the morning hours of today, and the NEC decided that having reviewed the progress made so far, the strike should be suspended,” he said.