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Court orders resident doctors to suspend strike

Court orders resident doctors to suspend strike

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Court orders resident doctors to suspend strike

By Matthew Eloyi

An Industrial Court of Nigeria, sitting in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Friday, ordered the striking resident doctors across the country to suspend the strike and resume work with immediate effect.

Justice Bashar Alkali, while ruling on an interlocutory injunction filed by Toochukwu Maduka (SAN) on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, based his judgment on the prevailing health cases of Nigerians and the need for the doctors to resume duties as essential workers in curtailing the waves of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Recall that resident doctors in Nigeria have embarked on strike since 2 August 2021, demanding that the federal government should review the memorandum of understanding and other agreements reached with the body.

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But the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Health, filed an application before the Court on 20 August 2021, seeking an injunction to restrain the striking doctors from continuing with their industrial actions.

Court orders resident doctors to suspend strike

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