COURT ORDERS RESIDENT DOCTORS TO CALL OFF STRIKE:

The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja has issued an Order restraining the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors from continuing with the strike pending the determination of the substantive suit before it.

The court also ordered the members of the association nationwide to return to work. The court held that there is no amount of money that will compensate for the loss of lives in the circumstances.

Justice Bashar Alkali made the order on Friday while ruling on an application by the federal government in the suit against the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors.

The federal government’s lawyer, Tochukwu Maduka (SAN) had moved his motion for interlocutory injunction,  and prayed the court for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the defendant from continuing with the industrial action pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

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