The National Association of Resident Doctors, has commenced an indefinite strike across Nigeria. The strike which kicks off today, is due to the failure of the federal government to pay the accumulated salaries of its members and the government's refusal to implement an agreement with the union on the Integrated Payroll Payment System, IPPS.
According to PREMIUM TIMES, Ismail Lawal immediate past president of the association said, "It’s two months away for the year to end, it’s quite unfair. There can’t be good medical specialization without residency training. The government should live up to her responsibilities".
The resident doctors had on June 26 embarked on a strike for these same reasons. The June 26 strike was called off after the intervention of top government officials, the doctors are saying nothing has been done by the government to meet their demands since then.