Lagos govt, striking doctors flex muscle in court

The Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Ade Ipaye, on Tuesday told the National Industrial Court to strike out the suit between the state government and the sacked doctors.

At the resumed sitting for the suit in Lagos, Mr. Ipaye also stated that the Medical Guild, a body comprising of doctors employed by the state, is “an illegal entity” and therefore has no legal capacity to authorize a named person to represent it.

In countering Mr. Ipaye’s argument, Bamidele Aturu, counsel to the dismissed doctors, maintained that the court has jurisdiction since there have been series of negotiations on issues of salary between the state and the doctors.

Benedict Kanyip, the presiding judge, fixed Thursday, May 24, for ruling.

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