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The National Industrial Court on Friday directed that members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) should call off their ongoing industrial strike and resume duties immediately.

The judge, Bashar Alkali, also ordered the Federal Government and the doctors to return to the negotiation table in order to resolve their differences.

He said: “I hereby make an order of interlocutory injunction restraining members of the respondent (NARD) in all states of the federation from further continuing with the industrial action embarked on August 2.

“I also make an order of interlocutory injunction compelling all members of the respondent in all states of the federation to suspend the said industrial action it commenced on August 2.”

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The judge urged the federal government to grant some if not all of the resident doctors’ demand at the negotiation table.

He said the case would be reassigned by the court’s president and a new date for the hearing of the substantive suit would be communicated to the parties.

The resident doctors are protesting the non-payment of several months of unpaid salaries and allowances, among others.

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