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Industrial Court orders resident doctors to suspend strike

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The National Industrial Court in Abuja has ordered the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to suspend its ongoing strike.

Justice John Targema gave the order on Monday in an ex parte application by the Federal Government.

He ruled: Having looked especially on the affidavit of extreme urgency, the grounds of the application, the affidavit in support of same, and arguments of counsel for the applicant. I also weighed the submissions and arguments of counsel on the law as it stands on this application.

“It is hereby ordered that claimant/applicant and the defendant/respondent suspend all forms of hostilities forthwith pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

Justice Targema adjourned the substantive suit to September 15 and ruled that a hearing notice should be issued and served on the defendant.

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