BREAKING: Court orders resident doctors to suspend strike

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and the National President, National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihe Suyi

The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the National Association of Resident Doctors to suspend its ongoing strike.

Justice John Targema made the order on Monday while ruling on an exparte application by the federal government.

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,” he ruled.

Justice Targema adjourned the substantive suit to September 15 and ruled that a hearing notice should be issued and served on the defendant.

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