Striking resident doctors ended their meeting in the early hours of Saturday without a resolution.
The executives of the resident doctors, NARD, met to review the offer of the federal government at their meeting with the government delegation on Wednesday. The government delegation included the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, and Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige.
There had been optimism among Nigerians that the strike, which commenced last Monday, would be suspended when the doctors meet to review the government’s offer.
During the meeting, the federal government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the association, in which it promised to pay all salary arrears on or before Friday.
It was however gathered that the federal government is yet to fulfil its part of the agreement.
Hours before the Friday night meeting, a member of the National Executive Council of NARD, Arikawe Adeolu, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja that the government had reneged on the agreement.
He said that the government failed to pay the backlog of salary arrears to the doctors as it promised on Wednesday to effect within two days.