The Federal Government has expressed shock over yesterday commencement of strike by members of National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, despite a successful meeting with its leaders last week to sort out their grievances.
This is as the government said it held a successful meeting with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to iron out its grievances.
A statement by the Deputy Director Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, said the Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, was shocked that NARD directed its members nationwide to commence industrial action after having a successful meeting last week.
The Minister spoke at an interactive meeting between the Federal Government and ASUU aimed at evaluating the implementation of the Memorandum of Action, MOA, entered into by the parties.
Addressing the press, Ngige s