Members of the national association of resident doctors (NARD) have been advised by the federal government to postpone their proposed five-day warning strike.
Sen. Chris Ngige, minister of work and employment, issued the warning on Tuesday in Abuja, just after receiving a letter of notification from the Nard executive about the planned strike.
While the planned strike was illegal, Mr Olajide Oshundun, director of press, and public relations in the ministry said this in a statement.
The pending strike action is set to begin at midnight on May 16. Responding to the letter, which was delivered to his office at about 5 p.m.
The next day, Ngige said he contacted the minister of health, who informed him that a meeting with the resident doctors was scheduled for Wednesday.
Instead of going on a warning strike, he encouraged the doctors to take advantage of the opportunity for social dialogue with their employer.