By Ibrahim Shuaibu
The President of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Dr. Muhammad Askira, has said the association has shifted its proposed nationwide strike by two weeks.
He said the decision to shift the date of the strike was taken after the extraordinary meeting of the National Executive Council of the association held on April 26 in Sokoto.
Addressing reporters in Kano on Sunday, the NARD President said the action was to commence on April 25, but has now been shifted to May 9.
He said after deliberations on the progress made so far, the NEC had decided to shift the strike by two weeks.
According to him, the decision to shift the strike followed the prompt intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari during a meeting with Nigerian medical Association (NMA) National leadership as contained in a statement released by his SSA on media.