Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, embarked on a three-day warning strike over non-payment of shortfalls in their salaries.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the decision of the doctors to embark on the warning strike was agreed upon at its emergency congress held on Monday.
Report says the payment of salary shortfall by Federal Government to resident doctors across the country started in 2014, but the strike is based on non-payment of the doctors’ December 2019 shortfall arrears.
Dr Adejo Arome, the President of the association, while addressing the congress, said that the strike became necessary because money meant for payment of the salary shortfall had been paid into the hospital account in December 2019 but was not disbursed.
He said that “though the Acting Medical Director of the hospital was willing to pay the arrears, he was advised otherwise by Mr Bako Achi, one of the hospital’s heads of Account.”