Court order Resident Doctors to suspend indefinite strike amid contention with Federal Government 

The ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has been ordered by the National Industrial Court, Abuja division, on Monday to suspend the action.

The 3-weeks strike which kicked off on August 1 was made by the resident doctor to get the attention of federal government to alleged irregular payment of salaries and other issues.

Prior to the court order, many effort has been made by the Nigerian lawmakers to settle the disagreement between FG and resident doctor

The FG had also instituted a suit against the association demanding an order interlocutory injunction which would stop the striking doctors from continuing the industrial action.

In a ruling on the ex parte application on Monday, judge John Targema asked all parties in the suit to suspend all forms of hostilities pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

He said: “Having looked especially on the affidavit of extreme urgency, the grounds of the application, the affidavit in support of same and arguments of counsel for the applicant. I also weighed the submissions and arguments of counsel on the law as it stands on this application.

“It is hereby ordered that claimant/applicant and the defendant/respondent suspend all forms of hostilities forthwith pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

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