Nigerian Medical Doctors Embark On Strike Amidst Coronavirus Pandemic

A state chapter of the Association Of Residents Doctors in Nigeria, have today being Tuesday embarked on an indefinite strike amidst the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic.

Resultant from the emergency meeting the body held in the morning, the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Abuja chapter, announced they have embarked on an indefinite strike action.


The Association’s Abuja chapter president, Dr. Roland Aigbovo, said they deliberated exhaustively on the health threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic, their equipment and equipmentation, realized they’re not ready should the dreaded virus hit the country’s capital territory and arrived at the ‘difficult decision to go on an indefinite strike as a way of alerting the Nigerian government to get the country’s health sector readily prepared.’

The aggrieved doctors said, the failure of the government of the FCT to pay them their basic salaries for more than two months also constituted their reasons for embarking on the strike.

This decision came hours after a third case of Coronavirus was confirmed in Lagos state.