The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has postponed its decision by two weeks on the ultimatum it has issued to the federal government, The PUNCH reports.

The association said it has shifted its decision to allow for intervention by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Labor and Employment.

This was the decision made at the scheduled extraordinary meeting of the National Executive Council to be held Saturday night at Ilorin University Hospital, Ilorin, Kwara State.

The local doctors had issued a two-week ultimatum to the federal government on July 30, 2022, to carry out all the agreements it had with the association, otherwise it would go on indefinite strike.

NARD’s requirements include payment of the recently revised Medical Residency Training Fund; including the immediate implementation and payment of the new risk deduction and arrears.

NARD, when the ultimatum expired on August 14, had postponed its decision until after its extraordinary NEC meeting.

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Speaking to our correspondent on Sunday, NARD’s president, Dr. Dare Ishaya: “The extraordinary NEC has decided that since the Ministry of Health communicated through the Minister of Health Ekumankama Joseph Nkama to the Ministry of Finance that the funds for the payment of the new risk allowance and the training fund for medical residents should be give us two more weeks to observe and see how quickly our problems will get the attention of the authorities concerned.

“After that, we will now make a comprehensive decision. That is why we extend our ultimatum by two weeks.

“The other issues raised are still there, but we have taken some steps to solve them and we want to give more time to see how it develops with the help of the Minister of State for Health and Minister of Health. Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige , so we want to give them more time to intervene.”

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