Sa’ad Abubakar III, the sultan of Sokoto, has appealed to the members of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, to call off their ongoing industrial action.
Abubakar urged NARD members to embrace dialogue rather than striking.
He made the appeal during the opening ceremony of the 20th Conference of the National Pediatric Surgeons of Nigeria, APSON, on Friday, September 24, 2021, in Sokoto, NAN reports.
The monarch said doctors should dialogue with the government using elders, traditional rulers, and other stakeholders.
He urged “doctors to also respect the court order to resume work in the interest of the nation.”
Abubakar said the strike should be the “last option in resolving industrial conflict, especially for medical workers whose responsibility has to do with saving lives of citizens.”