After a 13-hour meeting with Federal government representatives on Thursday, The National Association of Resident Doctors as refused to call off its strike.

The meeting was held at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja, as both parties were unable to reach a resolution, bringing the 13hours meeting to a deadlock at the early hours of Thursday morning.

The Minister of Labor, Chris Ngige, Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole; and the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire were all in attendance for the meeting.

According to the Ngige the strike will continue until at least Friday when the doctors are expected to meet to review the offer by the government on their demands including payment of salary arrears owed. ‎

”The meeting agreed that NARD national officers will present the outcome of the re-negotiated Memorandum of Terms of settlement to an emergency meeting of its members by Friday September 8, 2017 with a view to suspending the strike once there is evidence of payment of the mandate as presented to the meeting, to the affected institutions,” the statement noted.