The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) says it will embark on a daily peaceful protest from Wednesday as part of measures to ensure its demand are met.
The association gave the notice in a letter addressed to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and said it is the decision of the National Executive Council of NARD to embark on such action.
All federal and state tertiary health institutions nationwide are also to comply with the protest, which it says it is to press home demands which have been largely neglected by its parent ministry and the Federal Government.
The association, however, said that it believed that the government still had time to genuinely address the issues at stake before Aug. 9, or leave it with no other option.
The major demands of the association are: immediate payment of 2023 Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF), immediate release of the circular on one-for-one replacement and payment of skipping arrears.