FG warns resident doctors against strike action

Federal Government has warned members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to shelve their planned five-day warning strike.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, gave the warning in Abuja, shortly after receiving a letter of notification from the NARD executive on the planned strike.

Dr Ngige in a statement by Director, Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Mr Olajide Oshundun, described the planned strike as illegal.

The impending industrial action is billed to began by midnight yesterday.

He therefore advised the doctors to avail themselves of the opportunity for social dialogue with their employer, rather than embark on a warning strike, which is unknown to the law.