The governors during the 33rd teleconference meeting of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Thursday, resolved to help facilitate dialogue between the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), the federal government and affected states to put an end to the ongoing industrial strike by the health body.
The 25-day-old industrial action by the resident doctors, which was one of the issues discussed at the NGF’s meeting, has continued to take its toll on the country’s healthcare facilities.
The doctors are demanding payment of COVID-19 inducement allowances and medical and life insurance for frontline doctors.
The governors also received an update on the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out for the country and stated their commitment to provide leadership and oversight for the effective flag-off and implementation of the second phase of the vaccination exercise.
The NGF also resolved to take additional measures to curb the resurgence of the spread of the virus by working with the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) to develop applicable guidelines.