It was learnt that on Saturday that the federal government has contacted the National Association of Resident Physicians to prevent the association’s impending strike. Therefore, NARD President Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi told one of our reporters on Friday that a meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to resolve the controversial issue. In another development, Division President General Muhammad Buhari (retired) has shelved a medical trip to the UK originally scheduled for Friday.
This was revealed by the president’s media adviser Femi Adesina in a statement titled ‘president Buhari postpones London trip’.
The statement read, “The medical follow-up visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom earlier scheduled for today, Friday, June 25, 2021, has been postponed.”
“A new date will be announced in due course,” the statement added.
Adesina had initially in a statement on Thursday announced that Buhari would on Friday proceed to London for “a scheduled medical follow-up.”
The statement revealed that the president will return to the country in the second week of July 2021, just four months before traveling to London for a medical examination and returning two weeks later. Initially, when Adesina announced on Thursday that the president would go to London for “follow-up” medical inspections, NARD also issued a new four-week ultimatum to the federal and state governments to resolve their requirements, including payment of the conditions benefit. dangerous life.
The association listed some other terms and conditions that the federal and state governments must comply with, otherwise it will start a strike. However, NARD chairman Okhuaihesuyi told PUNCH on Friday that the federal government has contacted the association and proposed a date for the meeting.
He said, “We have received a letter from the Federal Government and a meeting has been arranged with the Ministry of Health. That will be next Tuesday, June 29.
“We will be meeting them and I will definitely give a follow-up on the outcome of our meeting.”