Court Orders Resident Doctors To Resume Work

The National Industrial Court in Abuja today has ordered the National Association of Resident Doctors ( NARD) to cease its strike action with immediate effect.

Delivering a ruling in an order of interim injunction, the vacation judge, Justice Ibrahim Galadima, also ordered that NARD to resume duties forthwith pending determination of the pending Motion on Notice . The judgment was delivered sequel to the an ex parte application filed by Frank Tiete, counsel to the applicant, Citizens Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights and Association of Women in Trade & Agriculture.

This was based on the fact that being a provider of the essential services of health necessary to the fundamental right to life, to immediately cease its strike action and resume duties forthwith pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.The court after granting the prayer also fixed Oct. 8, for the hearing of the substantive suit.

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