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Politics Court Prevents FG From Sacking 16,000 Suspended Doctors


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The Lagos Division of the National Industrial court has on Monday issued an order which effectively restrains the Federal Government of Nigeria from serving sack letters to the 16,000 suspended resident doctors.

The #PUNCH newspaper has the story:

The president of the court, Justice Babatunde Adejumo, ordered all the Chief Medical Directors of the 37 medical institutions across the nation to hold action on the directive given by the Federal Goverment to dismiss the resident doctors.

The Federal Government had in a letter dated August 13, 2014 directed that the Residency Training Programme for doctors be suspended.

The resident doctors on August 18, 2014 filed a Motion on Notice seeking court’s order restraining the Federal Government and its agents from both scrapping the programme and terminating their appointment.

The application was filed on their behalf by their lawyer, Mr. Alex Akoja, from the law firm of Yusuf Ali SAN

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