Industrial Court to hear FG’s suit on doctors’ strike Sept 15

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The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday fixed September 15 to hear an application brought by the Federal Government against the striking resident doctors.

When the matter which came up by way of originating summons, the vacation judge, Justice John Targema, said that the claimant’s application would be taken.

He however, directed that the defendant should appear on the next adjourned date to show cause why the “No work, no pay” rule should not be enforced against it.

Targema thereafter adjourned until September 15 for hearing of the application from parties.

The resident doctors under the umbrella of the National Association of Resident Doctors began the strike on August 2.

The strike was due to what NARD called the failure of the government to meet its demands after the government entered into a memorandum of action that led to it calling off its strike in 2020.

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