Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its month-long strike.

The doctors are set to resume on Wednesday.

The doctor’s union had in August embarked on the strike following a disagreement with the federal government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals.

In a meeting held among delegates of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and NARD on Sunday in Abuja, the FCT, the NMA advised NARD to stop the ongoing industrial action.

NMA,at the meeting mandated the National Officers Committee (NOC) to ensure the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed with the federal government on August 21.


The association asked NOC to report back to the National Executive Council of NMA periodically on the progress being made on implementing the MOU.

NMA also mandated the NOC to continue to interface with the chairmen of the state branches, including the FCT, on the progress being made.

NARD president, Godiya Ishaya, officially called off the association’s strike, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.

He said, “We’ve officially suspended the strike to resume at 8:00 am on Wednesday. We made the decision in the wee hours of today. We held an emergency meeting from 5:30 pm 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.”