The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, NICN in Abuja has ordered striking members of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, to suspend their ongoing industrial action immediately.
Justice Ibrahim Galadima, the court’s vacation judge gave the order while ruling on an ex-parte application by two groups – Citizens Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights, CASER and Association of Women in Trade & Agriculture, AWTA.
Justice Galadima also ordered members of the NARD to resume duties forthwith pending determination of the motion on notice filed by the plaintiffs.
The judge made the orders after listening to plaintiffs’ lawyer, Frank Tietie, who argued the motion.
After granting the plaintiff’s prayers, Justice Galadima adjourned till October 8, 2020, for the hearing of the substantive suit.
Recall that NARD embarked on the strike on September 7, 2020, over issues bothering on group life insurance for doctors and other health care workers.