On Monday, The House of Reps Committee on Health is to meet with the representatives of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) over the ongoing strike embarked by the Association.
According to Dr Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa, President of the Association, they got no calls or messages ever since the strike commenced but rather all they got were threats.
“We got a threat from the Minister of Health that we don’t have the right to go on strike. Apart from this threat, we have not heard anything from the Ministry of Labour. The only person that has called us for a meeting is Honourable Tanko Sununu, chairman of, House Committee on Health. He told us to expect an invite to meet with his committee on Monday.
“The strike continues. The worst they could do is to arrest me for doing the right thing, for calling for an improved health care system and welfare package for Nigeria’s doctors. If the government had done the needful, we would not have gone on strike.
“So, I am appealing to Nigerians to bear with us and hold the government responsible for what is happening.”