President of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, has yet again accused the Federal Government of owing salaries of up to 7 months.
Okhuaihesuyi who was a guest on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily, accused the government of failing to meet up to its own end of the agreement and therefore, outlined several conditions to be met before the union will call off its ongoing strike.
“It has been seasons of recurrent strikes because one group has failed to honour the agreement made,” he said.
“First, our minimum requirement, we want all members on Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) to be paid, we are talking about five months to seven months’ salary, up till now and nothing is done about it.
“114 house officers are still not being paid. We signed a document over 151 days ago. The association of resident doctors are saying the time for a change in medical sector is now.
“We do not want to negotiate with the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Health. We actually think that for Nigeria to have a better Health Sector, those people have to go.
“The death in service insurance is still not met after 151 days. The members of GIFMIS platform are still owed 4-7months salary. The minimum wage adjustment allowance is still not paid. The Trustfund of 2014, 2015, 2016 are not being met and you come on air to say virtually all demands have been met.”
NARD has been on strike for the past 37 days.