By Muhammad Sabiu
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) members to call off their ongoing strike, advising them to embrace dialogue.
Recall that the doctors have been on strike for months in an effort to air their grievances over poor funding.
Speaking on Friday in Sokoto at the 20th Conference of the National Pediatric Surgeons of Nigeria (APSON) opening ceremony, the Sultan made the plea, urging the“doctors also to respect the court order to resume work in the interest of the nation.”
The industrial action should be the “last option in resolving industrial conflict, especially for medical workers whose responsibility has to do with saving lives of citizens,” Alhaji Abubakar said.