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Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by Itzstarboi(m): 5:33pm On Sep 05, 2020
Doctors in state-run hospitals in Nigeria will go on strike next week to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders have said.

The strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), which represents some 40 percent of doctors, is the latest in a string of stoppages by medics to hit Africa’s most populous nation as it struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

“NEC (national executive council) resolved to proceed on an indefinite nationwide strike action from Monday,” said NARD president Aliyu Sokomba in a statement late Friday.

The action would not be called off until the government provides “life insurance and death in service benefits for all health workers” as well as paying outstanding salaries and allowances.

He said the union wanted pay parity for both doctors in federal and state health institutions.

Strikes by medics have been common in Nigeria where the health sector is underfunded.

The authorities fear any reduction in capacity could severely hamper its ability to tackle the pandemic as the number of cases continues to rise.

In June, NARD staged a week-long strike over welfare and inadequate protective kits but doctors treating virus cases remained on the job.

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation of 200 million inhabitants, has recorded 54,743 Covid-19 cases and 1,051 deaths.

More than 800 health workers have been infected by the virus, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

https://m.guardian.ng/news/nigerian-doctors-to-strike-over-pay/

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by GboyegaD(m): 5:38pm On Sep 05, 2020
They are never fighting for better facilities but pay. I wonder why they would concern themselves with how much Federal employed doctors earn. Why not protest that private doctors should be well paid?

A solution in my opinion although not the best is to relief them of their jobs. This would help them understand that while they could agitate for a better pay, it should be because they have a justification and not comparing with others since they are not withheld from applying for federal roles.

This is one of the entitlement mentality we suffer.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by movieddl: 8:39pm On Sep 05, 2020
In nigeria, doctors will protest before getting benefits.

But terrorists will be given special packages and benefits for bombing and killing citizens

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by Fheelzz(m): 8:40pm On Sep 05, 2020
Good

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by ForeThinker: 8:40pm On Sep 05, 2020
MONKEY dey WORK BABOONS dey CHOP

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by akure1stson: 8:40pm On Sep 05, 2020
We all deserve protest

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by tuoyoojo(m): 8:40pm On Sep 05, 2020
Every one should just go on strike as it is d only language the govt understands

As long as political officers holders are not constrained to use our health facilities they would not improve our health facilities.

If the countries our public office holders always run to for treatment, treat their healthcare facilities the way we are treating ours, theirs would be in shambles

Every one who feel that they are not given what they deserve should do the needful and not bad mouth those who are fighting for their right. if you are happy with what you are receiving by all means continue.

Some people would now be beefing doctors that are leaving the country everyday......

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by Caleb17: 8:40pm On Sep 05, 2020
Nigerian Doctors are very selfish set of people... Always feeling entitled... Rubbish

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by ODJ124(m): 8:40pm On Sep 05, 2020
Commendable....

you must Reap The Fruit of Your Labour...

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by Lady16(f): 8:41pm On Sep 05, 2020
Government should always do them well,enough of doctors protest all the time

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by emeijeh(m): 8:41pm On Sep 05, 2020
Same news everyday.
So, where is the change promised?

If you voted this government in 2015, i wouldn't blame you.
But if you voted them again in 2019, YOU ARE A BIG FOOL

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by haconjy(m): 8:41pm On Sep 05, 2020
we are dead...
in this country, everything keep on rising and the poor are suffering more!!!
Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by Zico5(m): 8:42pm On Sep 05, 2020
Dem go protest tire. Like Buhari, some of these governors have lost their hearing. They don't care whatever the masses say again. They have the power and machinery to intimidate and pummel anyone that decide to stand on their way. Nigeria is truly in the wrong hands.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by SDEC: 8:42pm On Sep 05, 2020
The country is turnioniown. Everything is upsidedown

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by MasterRahl(m): 8:42pm On Sep 05, 2020
angry
Well, what can I say

Nigeria is quite an interesting place to be. Let's see how things will go.
Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by Sabadon(m): 8:43pm On Sep 05, 2020
Caleb17:
Nigerian Doctors are very selfish set of people... Always feeling entitled... Rubbish
guy u dey yarn opata, u hv never been faced with the hazards associated with medicine if not you ll know that doctors re underpaid in this part of the world. imagine hazard allowance of 5k which wont even be enough for a PEP,yet they re faced with needle stick injury and exposure to all sort of diseases, not to mention the "call duties" that separates them from their loved ones and missing out in important family celebrations all because they cant leave their post of duty, no let me vex for you o

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by drskyfly007(m): 8:43pm On Sep 05, 2020
GboyegaD:
They are never fighting for better facilities but pay. I wonder why they would concern themselves with how much Federal employed doctors earn. Why not protest that private doctors should be well paid?

A solution in my opinion although not the best is to relief them of their jobs. This would help them understand that while they could agitate for a better pay, it should be because they have a justification and not comparing with others since they are not withheld from applying for federal roles.

This is one of the entitlement mentality we suffer.
You won't understand if you are not a health worker!

Pls direct your solution to the Government so they can value the health of their citizens...

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by Nobody: 8:43pm On Sep 05, 2020
GboyegaD:
They are never fighting for better facilities but pay. I wonder why they would concern themselves with how much Federal employed doctors earn. Why not protest that private doctors should be well paid?

A solution in my opinion although not the best is to relief them of their jobs. This would help them understand that while they could agitate for a better pay, it should be because they have a justification and not comparing with others since they are not withheld from applying for federal roles.

This is one of the entitlement mentality we suffer.
It is not an entitlement mentality if you are entitled to it.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by miky(m): 8:44pm On Sep 05, 2020
Caleb17:
Nigerian Doctors are very selfish set of people... Always feeling entitled... Rubbish

When next you get sick make sure you do not go to these selfish set of people!

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by egbekenho: 8:44pm On Sep 05, 2020
Na their time; use am well well

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by Richie6(m): 8:44pm On Sep 05, 2020
The whole sector of the economy need protests.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by Judolisco(m): 8:45pm On Sep 05, 2020
9ja bad but seriously dis doctors r very selfish... They earn more than everyone else
Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by MyLottoHub: 8:45pm On Sep 05, 2020
Our doctors deserve better

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by Gideon16(m): 8:45pm On Sep 05, 2020
GboyegaD:
They are never fighting for better facilities but pay. I wonder why they would concern themselves with how much Federal employed doctors earn. Why not protest that private doctors should be well paid?

A solution in my opinion although not the best is to relief them of their jobs. This would help them understand that while they could agitate for a better pay, it should be because they have a justification and not comparing with others since they are not withheld from applying for federal roles.

This is one of the entitlement mentality we suffer.
wow. this is interesting. when doctor protest, the solution is to relief them of their job

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by dionysus7: 8:45pm On Sep 05, 2020
poorly worded headline

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by OBku4(m): 8:46pm On Sep 05, 2020
Come!
These people.... the only thing they know how to do is protest
Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by blackengineerr: 8:46pm On Sep 05, 2020
It goes to show the vision of the policy makers who have perpertually placed health as a secondary part of the economy, hence the low wage rates in the sector. It is a shameful reality and will remain so unless the bunch of incompetent and greedy policy makers would vanish from the scene.

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by styless(f): 8:47pm On Sep 05, 2020
Niaja
Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by Picardor2: 8:47pm On Sep 05, 2020
Caleb17:
Nigerian Doctors are very selfish set of people... Always feeling entitled... Rubbish
say what u knw mumu

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Re: Nigerian Doctors To Protest Over Pay Rise, Better Welfare & Adequate Facilities by rottable(m): 8:47pm On Sep 05, 2020
In this post COVI-19 era. It will be hard for government to meet there demand

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