The national leadership of the Nigerian association of resident doctors (NARD) has issued a two-week ultimatum to the federal government, to commence the implementation of all pending agreements.
The ultimatum was handed down in a communiqué at the end of a three-day extraordinary national executive council (nNEC) meeting, held at the federal medical centre in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The council resolved to issue the government a two-week ultimatum beginning today, 29th April 2023, to resolve all it demands, following the expiration of which on may 13th 2023, actions will be taken as appropriate.
The resident doctors also demanded a 15 percent annual budgetary allocation for the health sector from the current 5.7 percent, to address the current infrastructure decay and bridge the gap created by the current brain in the sector.
The nard leadership further demanded the immediate withdrawal of the bill by the house of representatives, on the alleged enslavement of young doctors in Nigeria.