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FG bans doctors in public hospitals from private practice

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Henceforth, medical doctors working in public hospitals who engage in private practice have been banned following a decision reached by the Federal Government on Wednesday.

Reports say the decision was reached by the FG during the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Senate House in Abuja.

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The Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole and Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige in a joint press briefing after the FEC meeting both noted that the labour laws especially the Trade Dispute Act was contravened by most of the unions that recently embarked on strike.

Both ministers also warned that henceforth, the doctrine of no work no pay which was contained in the nation’s law would be invoked for workers embarking on strike seen to have contravened the Trade Dispute Act.


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    What is the rationale behind the ban, this is sickening, I think you have to repeal it

    • Abeni Adebisi

      I don’t think they have good reasons for doing this, they will have to look into it again.

  • Anita Kingsley

    Working under the federal government of Nigeria is as good as slavery. Some of these doctors engage themselves in private practices to make ends means, how much is the government paying them that will be enough to take care of them and families?

  • Animashaun Ayodeji

    If this is the new decision, what will happen to doctors who already own private hospitals? They will have to quit their jobs or shut down their hospitals or what?

  • Abeni Adebisi

    So many doctors will have to quit their job with public hospitals because of this decision except the government increase their salaries and not owe them at all.

  • seyi jelili

    Then what is good for the goose is also good for the gander, all federal government lecturers in higher institutions should be barred from engaging in extra lecturing in private universities

    • yanju omotodun

      This is impossible, knowledge is power, as long it doesn’t affect the students, then No big deal

  • yanju omotodun

    Don’t turn this government to khakistocracy