Taraba state chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors has on Monday suspended its two months old strike.
The doctors embarked on an indefinite strike action on December 24th, 2020 over inability of the government to honour and implement the Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties.
President of the Association, Dr Gabriel Ahmed announced the suspension at a press conference in Jalingo. According to him, the decision was reached after many deliberations with various Stakeholders in the state.
“The suspension of the strike was an effort to curtain the ongoing increase of COVID-19 cases and Lassa Fever with the state,” he said.
He also mentioned that due to public outcry and appeal from well-meaning stakeholders and traditional rulers to consider the citizens and people of Taraba state, the association deem it fit to suspend the strike.