The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to striking resident doctors to resume work. They warned that failure to do so would lead to a mass sack.
The doctors had commenced an indefinite strike over non-payment of salaries.
They explained that the decision followed extensive deliberation on the health threat posed by the coronavirus, work conditions, and the healthcare system.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, while speaking at a news conference, stated that the salary problem was not peculiar to the doctors but all staff of the FCTA.
She lamented that despite pleas and assurances, the doctors were yet to resume.
”The administration has given the striking doctors 24 hours to resume work, after which they should consider themselves as having exited the FCT administration.”