Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have acted on their threat to embark on a nationwide threat, as they called out their members on Thursday morning.
The commencement of the strike action is coming on the heels of efforts by the Federal Government to stop the strike and President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to London for medical check-up.
The doctors, in a tweet on NARD’s Twitter handle on Thursday morning, however assured Nigerians that their action was not meant to hurt them.
The tweet read: “Nigerians must understand that we love them and the strike is not intended to hurt them but to challenge the Nigerian government @MBuhari @Fmohnigeria @LabourMinNG whose responsibilities amongst others is to care for her citizens and labour force to do the needful.”
The union’s President, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, also confirmed to Channels TV that the strike had commenced by 8am Thursday.