Following Thursday’s expiration of the 21-day ultimatum it gave the Federal Government to recall its members sacked at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has scheduled a meeting for tomorrow.
Addressing journalists at the Kaduna Council Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists via a statement read by NARD’s Publicity and Social Secretary, Dr. Ugochukwu Eze, yesterday, the association warned that the outcome of tomorrow’s meeting may not guarantee industrial harmony.
“NARD leadership may not be able to guarantee continuous industrial harmony should our legitimate agitations be ignored by government,” NARD warned at the media briefing also attended by the President of ABUTH Zaria chapter of NARD, Dr. Sokomba Aliyu, President Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, Dr. Elonu Chukwudi Charleand and Dr. Ibrahim Zakarya Abubakar of the National Eye Centre, Kaduna,
The group recalled that on March 27, 2018, it had an extraordinary National Executive Council meeting where issues pertaining to the unjust sack of Resident Doctors in Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos (JUTH) were extensively discussed.
“At the end of the meeting, a 30-day ultimatum was issued, starting from the 2nd of April, 2018 and lapsing on the 2nd of May, 2018.
“Twelve (12) days after the expiration of the ultimatum, at the ordinary general meeting held in ABUTH Zaria from 5th–11th May, 2018, the ultimatum was extended by 21days to allow Government time to effect the recall of all sacked residents doctors in JUTH and also to meet up with all outstanding agreements contained in our 6th September, 2017 Memorandum of Terms of Settlement.