Nigerian doctors suspend strike


Resident Doctors in Nigeria under the National Association of Resident Doctors (Nard) have suspended their strike and will resume work on Saturday.

The president of the association, Dr Emeka Orji told the BBC that the doctors would return to work after the government approved the 2023 Medical Residency Training Fund and officials assess doctors’ demands for ways to address the impact of the brain drain in government hospitals.

According to Orji, these are their two major demands, and they will review any progress made after two weeks.

Resident doctors who make up more than 60% of doctors in Nigeria’s government hospitals walked out of work on 26 July.