Government postpones meeting with resident doctors

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A meeting between the Nigerian Government and striking resident doctors scheduled for today has been postponed.

The government explained that this was to give room for the Federal Ministry of Health, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and other relevant agencies to complete the assignments given at last week’s meeting.

Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige on Monday, said the meeting with the leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) would be rescheduled.

Ngige said: “The meeting is not holding tomorrow. We are waiting for the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) to give us the green light.

“The assignments assigned to different agencies, MDCN, committee of Vice-Chancellors have been completed and the list of House Officers transmitted to the Accountant General’s Office.

He adds that the government side is expected to complete all their assignments Monday and Tuesday and will tell him what they have done and the meeting will hold whenever the FMoH is ready.

NP/Lateefah Ibrahim

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