Doctors embark on indefinite Strike amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Doctors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have embarked on an indefinite strike over unpaid two months wages owed them by the federal government.

 

This is coming hours after Nigeria recorded her third confirmed case of Coronavirus on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

The doctors, under the aegis of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) made this known in a statement by the union President, Roland Aigbovo. He disclosed the decision was a tough one because of the deadly Coronavirus pandemic plaguing nations of the world.

 

According to Premium Times, Aigbovo claimed the failure of the government to pay their salaries has resulted in financial crisis for the doctors who do their possible best to secure lives of citizens.

 

He also said that several warnings have been issued to the government before the union opted for Strike action as a last resort.

 

Aigbovo claimed the adoption of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) by the FCTA has plunged the doctors into financial distress as salary irregularities began around the time the policy was implemented.

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