The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has been ordered by the National Industrial Court in Abuja to stop the ongoing strike awaiting the outcome of the substantive litigation before it.
As a result, the court ordered all members of the association to return to work.
He stated that because resident doctors provide critical services, they cannot go on strike, and that doing so would cause citizens suffering.
Robinson Ariyo, the resident doctor’s lawyer, vigorously opposed the motion for an interlocutory injunction and urged the court to dismiss it.
He claimed that the life of a medical doctor is no less valuable than that of the common person.
In the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he urged that justice must be balanced, not just for the government, but also for the doctors who serve as field marshals.
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