Resident Doctors Begin Strike in FCT

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The strike by Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) chapter, over non-payment of their COVID – 19 hazard and inducement allowances commenced yesterday

However, the President of ARD in FCTA, Dr Roland Aigbovo, said yesterday that the Minister of FCT, Mohammed Bello, has approved the payment of the allowance to both the FCTA staff and non FCTA staff working in the isolation/treatment centres.

Aigbovo said that congress would meet to determine the next line of action.

He said, “Following the commencement of the strike action, we were informed with evidence that the Minister of FCT has approved the payment of the said allowance to both the FCTA staffs and non FCTA staffs working in the Isolation/Treatment centres and hopefully, we expect the payment to be effected as soon as possible following which an Emergency General Meeting will be conveyed to decide on the next line of action.

“Prior to this time, our strike action normally will not be effective on the first day but due to the lack of motivation of our members and indeed the entire Health workers, the effect of the industrial action was felt from the first day.”

Aigbovo commended the Bello for approving the payment of the COVID – 19 hazard and inducement allowances for all cadre of workers and for always putting the health of FCT residents into perspective.