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Nigerian Doctors on indefinite strike amidst Coronavirus pandemic

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Abuja chapter, has made know to the public that they would be embarking on an indefinite strike starting from today March 17th, amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

During an emergency meeting this morning, the doctors released a statement through its president, Roland Aigbovo, which reads that they deliberated extensively on the health threat posed by the coronavirus scare, their work conditions, and patient care before concluding the “difficult decision to go on an indefinite strike.

According to the aggrieved doctors, the decision to go on this strike at this point in time is owed to the failure of the FCT administration to pay them their basic salaries for more than two months now. Aigbovo also said that there has been salary irregularities and shortfalls since the migration to the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System by the FCTA.         
This decision came in a few hours after a third case of Coronavirus was confirmed in Lagos state.

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