Striking resident doctors across Nigeria have been ordered to resume work with immediate effect.
An Industrial Court of Nigeria sitting in Abuja gave the order on Friday.
Justice Bashar Alkali, gave the order while ruling on an interlocutory injunction filed by Toochukwu Maduka (SAN) on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
He based his judgment on the prevailing health cases of Nigerians and the need for the doctors to resume duties as essential workers in curtailing the waves of COVID-19.
The doctors have embarked on strike action since August 2, 2021, requesting the federal government to review the memorandum of understanding and other agreements reached with the body.
This led to the federal government filing an application before the court on 20th August 2021 seeking an injunction to restrain the striking doctors from continuing with their industrial actions.