The management of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has faulted the ruling of the National Industrial Court (NIC) directing its members to return to work.
A communique collectively signed by NARD President, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, and the union’s Secretary-General, Dr Jerry Isogun, on Friday revealed that the docs had begun the method to enchantment the ruling.
“As we are all aware, especially those that were present in court today (Friday), the NIC has given a ruling on the application for interlocutory injunction filed by the Federal Government,” the assertion stated. “We are not satisfied with the ruling.
“After consultations with our lawyers, we have instructed our lawyers to appeal the ruling and file an application for stay of execution.”
The assertion is in response to the ruling of Justice Bashar Alkali who ordered the resident docs to droop their ongoing industrial motion and return to work instantly, pending the dedication of the substantive go well with.
Justice Alkali who dominated on an utility by the federal government had additionally directed events within the matter to return to the negotiating desk, saying no sum of money might compensate for the lack of lives because of the deadlock.
In demonstration of its displeasure with the choice of the courtroom, NARD instructed its attorneys to file crucial processes, relatively than ask members to return to their obligation posts.
It additionally requested the docs to stay calm and resolute, saying “everything depends on our firm resolve.”
“We are committed to protecting your rights within the confines of the law. We believe justice shall be ours ultimately,” the union instructed its members.
It said that the courtroom had reserved ruling on which utility it will take first on Wednesday, and its attorneys argued that the courtroom ought to listen to and decide the Notice of Preliminary Objection (NPO) filed by the docs to problem the jurisdiction of the courtroom earlier than taking the appliance for an interlocutory injunction or another utility.
The union added that the courtroom adjourned ruling on the argument on the matter till Friday, after which it dominated that it will take the federal government’s utility for interlocutory injunction first whereas its NPO could be taken and decided together with the substantive go well with.
“Also, our lawyers drew the attention of the court to our application for stay of execution of the ex parte order and that the court should take that application first. The court insisted that the government application would be taken first.
“On 15/9/21, the court ordered all parties to resume negotiations. The government refused to resume negotiations in line with the order of 23/8/21. Our lawyers reported this development to the court. We have demonstrated good faith and would continue to do so,” the assertion stated.
NARD accused the courtroom of denial of a good listening to by refusing to listen to and decide its NPO earlier than taking the federal government’s utility for interlocutory injunction.