The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on Sunday said the Federal Government will soon engage the leadership of the striking National Association of Resident Doctors in a fresh talk with a view to ending the ongoing strike.

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He said the purpose of the fresh talk would be for the striking resident doctors to explain to the government team the aspects of the memorandum of action they signed on Thursday which they did not agree with.

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Ngige spoke in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Sunday.

Recall that the NARD, an association of doctors undergoing residency training, had on Thursday commenced what it called “a total and indefinite strike” despite government’s last-minute efforts to stop the action.

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Shortly before the strike started, the leadership had signed a memorandum of action with the Federal Government team, which made Ngige to describe the strike as being in bad faith.

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