Doctor’s Strike: NARD President talks about what government needs to do to end strike action
By Guardian Exclusive
21 August 2021 | 8:31 am
The President of Nigeria's National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi talks to GuardianTV about what government needs to do to end the series of medical staff work stoppages in Nigeria.
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