The Nigerian Association of Resident Physicians (NARD) praised Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labor and Employment, for his role in ending the recent strike across the country.
Doctors especially praised the ministers’ “outstanding leadership qualities” for saying they helped solve the problems that led to the industrial action.
The praise was contained in a letter to the Minister signed by Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa and Jerry-Kunle Isogun, National President and Secretary General of the NARD.
NAN reports that the contents of the letter were published by Charles Akpan, a spokesman for the Ministry of Labor.
Doctors canceled their 10-day strike after signing an agreement with the federal government on issues raised in their request in 13 points.
The government has promised to address the problems, which were mainly related to poor incomes and service conditions.
While the strike was going on, the NARD president said that Ngige, who is a doctor, “lost contact with medicine“After accusing him of lying.
But the association said in the letter that they were “humiliated” because of the minister’s efforts, describing him as a “respectable medical elder”.
“On behalf of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), we are writing to express our sincere gratitude for your role in resolving the problem of agitation among our members,” the letter reads.
“We also commend you for your outstanding leadership qualities, which have resulted in timely solutions to long-standing problems in the healthcare sector.
“We are deeply humiliated by your perseverance, especially as far as the doctors who live in it are concerned.
“Your role as chief mediator is obvious because the Federal Government has acknowledged our woes and asked for time to resolve them. You are truly a medical elder with a reputation. “