Court orders govt, striking resident doctors to stop hostilities – Nexus News

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Yesterday, The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja ordered the Federal Government and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to “suspend all forms of hostilities forthwith” awaiting the determination of a motion on notice.

The court refused to grant the applicants’ request for an order of interlocutory injunction restricting doctors from continuing with the strike.

Justice John Targema ruled on a motion ex-parte by the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Government of Nigeria.

PICASSOCIATION OF RESIDENT DOCTORS, LAGOS UNIVESITY TEACHING HOSPITAL, HOLDING A PEACEFUL
PROTEST OVER NON-PAYMENT OF THEIR SALARIES AT IDI ARABA IN LAGOS ON TUESDAY (24/2/15).
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He ruled: “After reading the motion ex-parte and affidavit in support sworn to by Ahmed Nasiru of the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja; and after hearing D. E. Kaswe Esq, for the applicant, who moved in terms of the motion papers, it is hereby ordered that the claimant/applicant and the defendant/respondent suspend all forms of hostilities forthwith pending the hearing and determination of the motion an notice.

“This matter is accordingly adjourned to 15th September 2021 for hearing of the motion on notice and/ or any other pending application.

“Hearing notice and the originating processes be issued and served on the defendant/respondent. Proof of service of same be filed in the case file before the next adjourned date.”

The claimants, in the lawsuit numbered NICN/ABJ/197/2021, had requested that the court, in their motion filed on August 18, to order the doctors to put an end to their strike and resume work.

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