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JUST IN: Resident doctors suspend planned protest

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has shelved its scheduled nationwide daily protest after a closed-door discussion with senior Senate officials on Tuesday.

Emeka Orji, President of NARD, made this known during an interview with journalists.

Orji, however, emphasized that a reassessment will take place within the next 72 hours.

“We met with the Senate president, majority and minority leaders and Whip. So, the planned protest slated for Wednesday has been suspended and we will review it again in 72 hours,” he noted.

Originally, the striking doctors had planned to initiate a daily peaceful protest starting from Wednesday if their demands were not met by the government.

This decision comes in response to the Federal Government’s instruction to the Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors of federal tertiary hospitals to implement the “no work, no pay” policy against the striking doctors.

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