The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors on Thursday morning says its members have commenced a nationwide strike despite Federal Government’s last-minute efforts to stop the action.
The strike is happening less than 48 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari flew to London for medical check-up.
The resident doctors, however, pleaded with Nigerians to show understanding, assuring that their action was not meant to hurt them.
They gave the explanation in a message posted on the association’s Twitter handle, @nard_nigeria, on Thursday morning.
The message 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.”
Also confirming the strike, the union’s President, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, told Channels TV that the strike had commenced by 8am Thursday.