Resident doctors begin strike


The Abuja chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors on Tuesday began an indefinite strike to protest poor working conditions.

Their president, Roland Aigbovo, told journalists at a press conference in Abuja that they were working in parlous conditions and so decided to go on strike to draw government’s attention to their plight.

The doctors said they deliberated extensively on their working conditions, care for Coronavirus patients and working conditikns before arriving at the “difficult decision.”

They berated the Federal Capital Territory Administration for failing to pay their basic salaries for more than two months.

They also said they had been having financial challenges since they were migrated to the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System by FCTA.

There was no word from either the FCTA or the Federal Ministry of Health.