Dogara Meets with Striking Doctors


Damilola Oyedele in Abuja

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has again met with striking members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) and appealed to them to end the ongoing strike.

The meeting which held on Tuesday had in attendance the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, the representative of the Minister of Labour and Employment, permanent secretary of the health ministry, the executive chairman of Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Chief Medical Directors of Federal Medical Centres,and Chairmen of relevant house committees.

Details of the meeting were provided in a statement issued by the Speaker’s spokesman, Mr. Turaki Hassan.

Dogara urged the doctors and other stakeholders in the health sector to demonstrate the spirit of leadership by focusing on how to come up with solutions to the issues that led to their strike, rather than dwell on the problems that led to it.