The Federal Government has applauded the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) for suspending its nationwide strike, adding it has increased the aggregate money in the 2022 budget for hazard allowance from N40 billion to N47 billion annually.
This was made known by Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, in a meeting with members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), and leading NARD executive members, on Wednesday, in Abuja, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
He praised the NARD leadership for ending the strike that had paralyzed Nigeria’s healthcare institutions while announcing the increased hazard allowance for the 2022 budget.
Ngige said the Federal Government was not indebted to any doctor up till August 2, when NARD embarked on the strike, citing issues related to allowances, including the Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF) and some doctors who were not paid the Special COVID-19 allowances, and promised that all issues would be addressed, including the payment of Medical Residency Training Fund and Special COVID-19 allowances for those omitted.
“The previous NARD leadership hoarded information from your members. Instead, things wouldn’t have degenerated. There is no need being pugilistic. We know that we have opposition to our government. It doesn’t mean that if we are doing something right, we should not be praised.
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