The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has said that contrary to the alleged propaganda by the striking members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) no doctor or health worker in Nigeria was being owed monthly salary.
The Minister stated this at the opening of the meeting of the Presidential Committee on Salaries with the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) today, in Abuja.
He said “the fumes from the propaganda machine of NARD were obfuscating the reality of the Federal Government’s efforts to re-position the health sector.
“NARD goes about telling Nigerians that government is owing them salaries and that government is not taking the problems in the health sector serious. But this is not true. It is incorrect.