Court stops Ek­iti doc­tors from strike

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Doyin Ade­busuyi, Ado Ek­iti

The Ek­iti State govern­ment has ob­tained an in­ter­locu­tory in­junc­tion from the Na­tional In­dus­trial Court in Abuja, re­strain­ing the state chap­ter of the Nige­rian Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion (NMA) from go­ing ahead with its planned strike.

Pres­i­dent of the court, Jus­tice B.A. Ade­jumo, who gave the in­junc­tion on Mon­day, said the govern­ment and people of the state may suf­fer ir­repara­ble losses in deaths that may oc­cur from non at­ten­dance of med­i­cal doc­tors to their health needs if they go ahead with the strike.

It would be re­called that the NMA be­gan a three-day warn­ing strike Mon­day over cer­tain de­mands from the govern­ment. The govern­ment sued the NMA at the in­dus­trial court seek­ing an or­der of in­terim in­junc­tion re­strain­ing it and its mem­bers from em­bark­ing on any strike or in­dus­trial ac­tion pend­ing the de­ter­mi­na­tion of the mo­tion on no­tice al­ready filed by the govern­ment, which is in the pos­ses­sion of the lead­er­ship of NMA, Ek­iti State chap­ter.

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