Stella Dimoko Nigerian Govt Threatens Striking Doctors With Sack


Advertisement - Mobile In-Article

Friday, September 08, 2017

Nigerian Govt Threatens Striking Doctors With Sack

The Federal Government may sack the striking resident doctors if the strike persists beyond today.

This was contained in a fresh memorandum of terms of settlement reached at the end of a meeting held at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, with executives of the Nigerian Medical Association, NARD; Chief Medical Directors, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), including other relevant government officials, and made available to newsmen in the early hours of yesterday in Abuja.

A crucial meeting of the executives of NARD and the Federal Government in Abuja today will determine the way forward in the ongoing strike.

At today’s meeting in Abuja, resident doctors would choose to either back down or return to work while giving the Federal Government time to address their demands or call the bluff of the government and continue the strike until their demands are met by the government.

When contacted, President of the Association of Resident Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (ARD-LUTH), Dr. Adebayo Sekumade, said that NARD would issue a statement on the way forward.

NARD said its members are not intimidated by the pronouncement of government if they decide to proceed on the ongoing nationwide strike after today.

Edited from New Telegraph

*Doctors please call off this strike and continue to bargain....calling off the strike doesnt mean weakness,it means being human enough to wanna save lives.


  1. And when you sack them, will you leave the "doctor" place vacum or employ new doctors under same association? in as much as i hate strikes, i feel there are ways to go about this. if what they are asking for is too much, let them know frm the onset. Dont promise what you cant fufil

  2. Barracudianusaurusunamon - Hi, Guys. It's me again. (:

    See how senseless our government is, quenching a fire by adding petrol to it, what do they plan to accomplish using this dumb tactic? I need to understand what they plan to do after sacking these ones, employ new doctors, and then if they go on strike again, another striking spree happens?

    Yours Blogospherially.

  3. Unionization is a fundamental human right. This Buhari's government is a tyrannical one,, why threaten to sack people. Workers strike all over the world, resident doctors did a warning strike in UK last year and a full fledged one this year. Rail workers embarked on a strike in UK on Monday. Do you see their government threatening to sack them? No in fact the government and Union reach a compromise in less than 24 hours. I know sometimes when the power of the union goes unchecked they can cause serious disruptions. Check this government's record, they increased fuel prices and things skyrocketed without a commensurate increase in salaries or at least something to lessen the hardship. Instead, the Buhari government bribed a section of the union and caused disunity among them so they boldly threatened others with the sack effectively crippling the union. ASUU embarked on strike but it's unresolve almost a month later. Resident doctors are on strike and all you can do is threaten them? Where is the room for compromise and negotiation when all the government wants to do is to dictate. Fighting corruption my foot. Mscheew.

  4. Nothing will stem the brain drain


Disclaimer: Comments And Opinions On Any Part Of This Website Are Opinions Of The Blog Commenters Or Anonymous Persons And They Do Not Represent The Opinion Of

Pictures and culled stories posted on this site are given credit and if a story is yours but credited to the wrong source,Please contact and corrections will be made..

If you have a complaint or a story,Please Contact Via
Mobile Phone +4915210329280