Fresh Crisis Looms in Nigeria’s Health Sector

Fresh Crisis Looms in Nigeria’s Health Sector


Indications have emerged that the nation’s health sector may be in for another bout of crisis as doctors call for payment of outstanding salaries.

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) on Friday, June 5, in Ibadan, warned that it will ground activities in the sector nationwide if the eight states owing her members backlog of salaries and other entitlements failed to pay them within the next two weeks.

The national president of the association, Dan-Jumbo Prince, who led other members of the national executive to Oyo State gave the warning while addressing journalists at the state secretariat of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA).

According to him, the states owing the resident doctors include Abia (12 months), Benue( 6months), Kogi (4 months ), Oyo (6 months), Osun (8 months), Rivers (4 months), Plateau (4months) and Lagos (2 months).


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