The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) suspended the strike action it embarked upon a week ago.

The group's president elect, Mr. Chinaka Ugochukwu, announced the suspension via a text message.

Mr. Chinaka also confirmed that the strike has been called off following a meeting of the executive council late Wednesday night.

He said that the doctors were directed to resume work nationwide on Friday 8 am local time.

He stated that the government's positive action concerning items on the notice of their suspension resulted into the suspension. 

He said NARD had on Monday, September 4, declared an indefinite strike action to protest poor welfare of members and demand for improved conditions of service.

He also gave assurances that further details about the decisions will be made public by the association.