Few days after being fired by the Federal Government, the National Association of Resident Doctors on Saturday bowed to superior force and suspended its ongoing nationwide strike.
Consequently, the association directed its members to resume work Monday.
The President of NARD, Dr Muhammad Adamu Askira, gave the directive in a communique read to journalists at the end of its extraordinary national executive council meeting held at the trauma centre of the National Hospital, Abuja.
According to him, the suspension of the strike was to enable the government implement the agreements reached within the agreed time frame.
While commending the role of the National Assembly in the impasse, particularly the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, NARD said it would review the progress of the intervention, at the July NEC scheduled for between July 25 and 30.
Askira said, “In view of the genuine intervention of the Hon. Speaker and other key stakeholders, NARD hereby suspend the ongoing nationwide indefinite strike action so as to enable government implement the agreements reached within the agreed time frame on or before Juky 14 2016.
“Work will resume from Monday June 27 2016 at 8:am. This is with the view to relieve the impact of the strike on average Nigerians. We assure all our members to remain calm as they resume their normal duties and that no one would be victimized for taking part in this struggles