Court Stops Ekiti Doctors from Strike

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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