Strike: Court To Rule On Resident Doctors, FG Dispute

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According to a report by The PUNCH, the National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja has moved its ruling the ongoing dispute between the Federal Government and the to Friday.

Justice Bashar A. Alkali made the order Wednesday after listening to submissions from both parties.

The counsel for the National Association of Resident Doctors, Femi Falana (SAN), had raised the issue of the court’ jurisdiction and had sought that his challenging the court’ jurisdiction to be taken.

However, the counsel to the Federal Government, Tochukwu Maduka, had stated that the issue of contempt was yet to be taken and argued that the issue of contempt should precedence over the issue of jurisdiction.

He also sought time to respond to their preliminary objection.

Falana, however, applied that the court should order that should return to the negotiation table if they were to align with the request for adjournment.

He argued that it was in line with the order of the court that had directed all to suspend all forms of hostility.

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