The Federal Government has assured that members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) would be paid their salary arrears on or before May 7, 2021.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, gave the assurance following an exhaustive meeting with the Doctors, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and other stakeholders.
Mrs. Ahmed said funds were available for the payment, assuring that her Ministry would pay immediately a verified list of the beneficiaries was received.
However, when the Director-General of the Budget Office, Mr Ben Akabueze, who was one of the stakeholders at the meeting, confirmed that his office was in receipt of the list, the Minister gave her word that payment would be made by May 7, 2021.