The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has given the Federal Hovernment 72 hours to pay salary arrears of its members.
The association issued the ultimatum after the swearing-in of its new executives, in Bauchi, on Saturday.
The doctors had embarked on strike in August 1 over unpaid allowance, among other issues.
New president of the association, Dare Ishaya, said the ongoing strike would continue until the “minimum demands” of the association are met.
“Annual general meeting unanimously resolved by votes to continue the total and indefinite strike action until our minimum demands are met,” Ishaya said.
“The annual general meeting, in particular, demanded that the federal government should ensure the following urgently for the purpose of restoring normalcy to the health sector: payment of medical residency training within 72 hours, since the money meant for it is available and verification of the list for payment has been completed; payment of the arrears of salaries of our members on GIFMIS platform within 72 hours, while the migration process continues.”
The association also urged the federal government to withdraw the court case against NARD “in the interest of peace”.
The association had rejected a recent ruling of the National Industrial Court directing it to suspend its strike “with immediate effect”.
All efforts by stakeholders to get the association to call off the strike have failed.