End resident doctors’ strike now – Ooni Urge FG

Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to end the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) without further delay

Ooni Ogunwusi made the call on Thursday at Ile Oodua Palace, Ile-Ife, during the inauguration of the South-West Traditional Leaders’ Committee on Public Health Delivery, by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire.

Describing the strike action as highly unfortunate, the Ooni, who is the co-Chairman of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria, noted that health workers are essential service providers who should not abandon their duty posts no matter what.

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“I am aware of your relentless efforts towards ending the strike as quickly as possible but Nigerians cannot wait any further. The strike action has brought a lot of hardships to Nigerians especially the poor and other vulnerable persons who cannot afford privately owned health facilities which obviously is now the alternative,” Ooni admonished.

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