National Industrial Court of Nigeria

The National Industrial Court, Abuja on Monday fixed Sept. 15, to hear an application brought by the Federal Government against striking resident doctors.

When the matter came up by way of originating summons, the vacation judge, Justice John Targema said that the claimant’s application would be taken.

He, however, directed that the defendant should appear on the next adjourned date to show cause why the ” no work, no pay” rule should not be enforced against it

Targema thereafter adjourned until Sept.15, for hearing of the application from parties

The Nigeria’s resident doctors under the umbrella of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) began the strike on Aug. 2.

The strike was due to what NARD called the failure of the government to meet its demands after the government entered into a memorandum of action that led to it calling off its strike in 2020.

On the other hand, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige on behalf of the Federal Government filed a suit against the doctors over the strike action.

The National Industrial Court, Abuja on Monday slated Sept. 15, to hear an application brought by the Federal Government against striking resident doctors.

Part of the declaration as sought by the federal government was whether or not the “no work, no pay” rule should not be applied against the striking doctors

The Federal Government is also seeking an order of the court to direct the striking doctors to return to their duties immediately

When the matter came up by way of originating summons, the vacation judge, Justice John Targema said that the claimant’s application would be taken.
Targema thereafter adjourned until Sept.15, for hearing of the application from parties.

Justice John, also pointed that the defendant should appear on the next adjourned date to show cause why the ” no work, no pay” rule should not be enforced against it

The matter has been adjourned until Sept.15, for hearings. (Solacebase)