Industrial Strike Action: Court To Hear Federal Government, Resident Doctors, Clash Friday

The National Industrial Court, NIC is rule on the ongoing disagreement between the Federal Government and the National Association of Resident Doctors to Friday in Abuja

The presiding, Justice Bashar A. Alkali fixed the date on Wednesday after hearing submissions from both parties.

Counsel to the Resident Doctors, Femi Falana, SAN had raised the matter of the Court’s jurisdiction and had required that his application challenging the Court’s jurisdiction to be taken.

He however, applied that the Court should instruct that parties should return to the mediation table if they were to align with the request for postponement. Falana also argued that it is in line with the order of the Court that had directed all parties to suspend all forms of aggression.

On his part, the counsel to the Federal Government, Tochukwu Maduka said the issue of contempt is yet to be taken, but however argued that the issue of contempt should take precedence over the issue of prerogative.

Maduka also required time to respond to their preliminary objection.