Striking Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has been ordered by the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja to restrain from continuing with its ongoing strike pending the decision of the substantive suit before it. The health care providers had started the strike on 1 August 2021 over ‘inconsistent payment of salaries’, among other issues.
It ruled that there is no percentage of money that will repay the loss of lives in the situations.
The presiding judge, Justice Bashar Alkali gave the ruling on Friday while deciding on an application field by the FG in the suit against NARD.
Tochukwu Maduka,SAN, the counsel to the federal Government had moved his motion for interlocutory injunction, and asked the court for an interlocutory injunction restraining the defendant from keeping on with the ongoing strike action pending the hearing and judgment of the substantive suit.
The counsel also asked the court to urge the members of NARD in the federation to revert to their work place until the decision of the substantive suit.
Tochukwu Maduka, SAN argued that resident doctors as persons who give crucial services cannot proceed on strike and continuing to do so will rain hardship on innocent nationals.