“On Tuesday night, Hon Tajudeen Abbas, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, held a meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to address the ongoing strike initiated by the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD).
During the meeting, the Speaker updated the President on his recent discussion with the leadership of NARD, which had taken place earlier that week.
He had implored the doctors to postpone their planned strike, requesting a two-week grace period to find a resolution to their concerns.
To actively seek a solution, Speaker Abbas established a temporary committee, led by Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, the Leader of the House, with the purpose of swiftly resolving the situation.”
As per his media aide, Musa Abdullahi Krishi, the Speaker expressed his intention to contact President Tinubu within 24 hours to discuss the matter further.
He appealed to the President to step in and address the concerns of the resident doctors, recognizing their crucial role in the country’s healthcare system.
However, despite these efforts, the resident doctors proceeded with their indefinite strike on Tuesday evening, indicating the seriousness of their grievances.
In response, the Speaker directed the temporary committee to expedite their discussions with all parties involved to swiftly resolve the strike.
Earlier reports indicated that the doctors announced the strike during the National Executive Council meeting in Lagos on Tuesday night.