Industrial court orders resident doctors to resume work immediately

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to cease its industrial action immediately. Delivering a ruling in an order of interim injunction, the judge, Ibrahim Galadima, also ordered NARD to resume duties forthwith pending determination of the pending motion on notice. Galadima made the order as a sequel to an ex parte application filed by Frank Tietie, counsel to the applicant, Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights and Association of Women in Trade and Agriculture. In the application, the applicant had…

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Resident doctors suspend nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended the nationwide industrial action. President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokumba confirmed this development last night. Sokumba disclosed that the union will review the progress made in talks with the federal government in two weeks. On Wednesday, the federal government and the doctors reached an agreement in a bid to end the industrial action. During the meeting which almost took the entire day, NARD had disclosed that it will liaise with the executive council with a view to calling off the strike.…

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Striking resident doctors, FG sign MoU after 6-hour meeting

The Federal Government and the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD Wednesday night, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with a view to resolving the ongoing nationwide strike of the resident doctors. Following the MoU, NARD leaders are expected to meet tomorrow (Thursday) with a view to calling of the ongoing strike. The MoU was signed at a conciliation meeting convened by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Dr Chris Ngige, attended by the leadership of NARD and the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA; Federal Ministry of Health; Federal Ministry…

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