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Strike: FCTA Instructs Resident Doctors To Resume Work Or Face Mass Dismissal.

The Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, issued the challenge during a news conference, she explained that the decision was reached after an emergency meeting of top management staff of the FCTA.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the members of the Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Capital Territory Administration (ARD-FCTA) chapter embarked on an indefinite strike over non payment of salaries. 

Dr Ramatu Aliyu also said that the decision to take this measure became of the essence to ensure that the FCT residents do not suffer as a result of the strike by the resident doctors. She said that the FCT administration noted with disappointment the continued strike embarked by the resident doctors, over non-payment of their salaries for the month of January and February 2020, even though the problem was not peculiar to the doctors, but as well affects all staff of the FCTA; though efforts have been made by the office of the FCT Minister of State, with the Accountant General of the Federation, in an appeal to call off the strike, the doctors are still yet to  resume work.
Dr. Ramatu Aliyu added that:

 “Meanwhile, the administration has set 24 hours for the striking doctors to resume work, or consider themselves as having exited the FCT administration.”

Dr. Ramatu Aliyu, however, expressed appreciation to the FCT administration for their commitment and dedication to duty of the Medical and Dental Association of Nigeria, nurses and midwives, medical laboratory technologists, pharmacists and other medical and health workers, who stayed true to their calling by putting social needs above self.

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