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Lagos: Industrial Court closes case on doctors’ strike

The National Industrial Court, yesterday, in Lagos, struck out the matter between the Lagos State government and the Lagos chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors on the ongoing strike by the doctors.

The notice of discontinuance of the case was moved by the counsel to the state government, Mr Olaniran Obele.
The counsel to the resident doctors, Mr Chukwuyem Atewe, did not oppose the application for discontinuance.

In his ruling, the president of the court, Justice Babatunde Adejumo, said that the matter was struck out since both parties did not oppose the application.

Adejumo berated both parties for not reaching an out-of-court settlement as ordered by the court.

The had, at the last adjourned date, advised the parties to explore the possibility of an amicable settlement of the matter.

But Obele told the court that no settlement had been filed because negotiations were unsuccessful.
Adejumo, however, adjourned to September 27 for hearing of the motion for discontinuance between the Medical Guild and the state government.


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