President Buhari leaves Nigeria again for check up amidst Doctors strike warnings

President General Muhammad Buhari (Retired) will travel to London on Friday for a “scheduled medical follow-up.” His special adviser for media and advertising, Femi Adesina, revealed this in a statement on Thursday entitled “President Buhari travels to London for medical follow-up on Friday.”

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari will proceed to London, the United Kingdom on Friday, June 25, 2021, for a scheduled medical follow-up.

He is due back in the country during the second week of July, 2021.”

Buhari is heading to London at the time when the National Association of Resident doctors are threatening to take industrial action. Recall that the President left for London on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 for a routine medical examination and returned two weeks later. If the President stays in London for more than three weeks during his visit in March, he must hand over Professor Yemi Osimbajo, the Vice President, as required by the Constitution.

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When he left in March, NARD announced its intention to strike on April 1st and threatened it because the resident refused to work for more than two weeks. On Thursday, NARD again issued a four-week new ultimatum to the federal and state governments to resolve their demands, including the payment of risk allowances. In a statement issued by the National Executive Committee at the end of the virtual emergency, the association expressed regret for the government’s failure to comply with its conditions that led to the suspension of the strike in April.

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The NARD stated that it had observed that its members, especially those of the University Hospital of Port Harcourt, the University Hospital of Calabar and the University Hospital of Ibadan, had received back payments of their salaries corresponding to the months of January, February and March.

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The accumulation of unpaid wages is deeply concerned. In the coming months, if these members are not included in the comprehensive salary and personnel information system The association also regretted that the Lagos University Hospital extorted money from its members under the guise of a minimum wage. He also claimed that since the suspension, the federal government has not taken any steps to enforce the national minimum wage and non-payment. of wages. Last Shot

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