The National Industrial Court has ordered resident doctors to suspend their strike action and go back to work immediately, pending the determination of the substantive suit.

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA met with leaders of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors as part of efforts targeted at ending the lingering strike .

It was leant that the meeting was held just 48 hours after the leadership of NMA met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

Buhari at the meeting had pleaded with health workers to return to their duty posts and called on others contemplating strikes to seek settlement of issues by negotiation no matter how long it would take.

It would be recalled that the NARD had on July 30 declared the industrial  action on at its National Executive Council meeting with the theme, ‘The Nigerian doctor, an endangered species: grappling with a pandemic, poor workplace infrastructure and security threats.’

It was reported that the meeting was part of NMA’s efforts aimed at fulfilling the pledge made to the President to mediate in the strike.

However, the National President of the Association Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, confirmed that the NARD had a meeting with Nigerian Medical Association.