Resident Doctors Strike: Industrial Court Ask Parties To Negotiate

The National Industrial Court in Abuja has gave Federal Government and the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, forty eight hours grace to reach resolutions over the ongoing industrial actions.

Justice Bashir Alkali who presides over the matter adjourned the case till September 15, 2021, to enable further negotiations between both parties.

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment through it’s Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige took the striking doctors to court over the abdication of duties.

The Federal Government on August 16, 2021, prayed the court to be able to apply the “no work, no pay” rule against the doctors.

The NARD started their strike on August 2, 2021, after the Federal Government failed to fulfill its agreement made with them through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Among the twelve demands by the doctors are: the payment of salaries owed 114 House Officers who are on the GIFMIS platform, withdrawal of the circular by the Head of Service removing House Officers from the Scheme of Service, payment of death in service insurance benefits to families of 21 doctors who died of COVID-19 in the line of duty, among other demands.



Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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