An indefinite strike by Nigerian doctors in Abuja have begun as corona virus crisis took a dangerous turn in the country. The strike commenced Tuesday, March 17, few hours after the third recorded corona virus case was announced.
The doctors said the decision was mandatory following FCT administration’s failure to pay them their two-month salaries.
Under the umbrella of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), the decision was announced hours after Nigeria recorded the third case of corona virus code-name COVID 19.
In a statement released by its president, Roland Aigbovo. He said the action was as a result of non payment of doctors salaries in Abuja, thus plunging them into financial mess.
Aigbovo, who claimed that the decision was well-thought out despite the corona virus scare, said the association has issued repeated warnings but it seemed the government is not ready to play its part towards the welfare of the doctors. He further stressed that the doctors have been thrown into financial distress over salary irregularities since the adoption of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System by the FCTA.
What a government!