House of Reps Speaker Meets President Tinubu, Details Emerge

House of Reps Speaker Meets President Tinubu, Details Emerge

  • The House of Representatives is doing all in its power to avert the planned action of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors
  • As part of the efforts to avert the move, speaker, Tajudeen Abbas, is scheduled to meet with the president, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu
  • This meeting, according to Abbas, is important as it will address and find a solution to the imminent strike by resident doctors

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FCT, Abuja - The speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Tajudeen Abbas, is scheduled to meet with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The Punch reported that the meeting between Abbas and the president is part of the efforts to avert the planned industrial action by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

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Bola Tinubu, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Tajudeen Abbas
Reps Speaker Abbas is set to meet Tinubu to avert doctors' planned strike. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, House of Representatives, Federal Republic of Nigeria
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Abbas also noted that his meeting with Tinubu would be to intimate him of the pending issues raised by NARD and appeal to the president on how to resolve them.

This is coming hours after the speaker urged the aggrieved doctors to shelve their planned industrial action and allow the House to mediate on matters at stake, The Nigerian Tribune reported.

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At a meeting with the national leadership of NARD in his office in Abuja, Hon. Abbas also announced the setting up of an ad hoc committee to be chaired by the House Leader, Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, which will meet with all the stakeholders to address the issues, Leadership report added.

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In another development, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's led federal government has been issued a fresh notice regarding talks on the fuel subsidy removal.

Whilst Nigerians await the outcome of the organised labour and federal government’s dialogue on policy measures to cushion the economic challenges brought about by the subsidy removal on petroleum products, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has threatened to declare national protest.

TUC has given the federal government the next 'two weeks' to reach an agreement on negotiations or face workers’ protests.

Pregnant woman, unborn baby die in public hospital over non-availability of doctors

A tragic incident transpired in Nasarawa state as reports confirmed that a pregnant woman died at the government-owned Dalhatu Specialist Hospital in Lafia.

It was gathered that the woman passed on due to the non-availability of doctors who are currently on a five-day warning strike.

The deceased woman, whose identity was not disclosed, was reported to have been booked for a caesarean section on Tuesday, July 4, but could not be operated on due to the ongoing doctor's strike in Nasarawa State.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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