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Lagos appeals ruling on doctors’ suit

By INNOCENT ANABA

LAGOS—Lagos State Government has appealed the ruling of National Industrial Court, NIC, Lagos, which held that it had the jurisdiction to hear the suit by doctors in the state, under the  Medical Guild, sacked by the state government. The doctors had since been recalled.

Trial judge, Justice Benedict Kanyip, at the lower court,  had dismissed the preliminary objection by the government, challenging the jurisdiction of the court to hear the suit.

Not comfortable with the ruling, the Attorney-General of Lagos State, Mr. Ade Ipaye, in the appeal before the Court of Appeal, Lagos, is asking the appellate court to set aside the decision of the lower court and strike out the suit.

At the hearing in the suit, yesterday, counsel to the doctors, informed the court that they had just been served with a notice of appeal by  Lagos State Government as well as an application for stay of proceedings pending the determination of the appeal.


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