Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights activist, Femi Falana will be representing the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in their legal battle with the Federal Government.
This was disclosed by the chairman of Communication and Communique of the NARD, Dr. Julian Ojebo, on Monday.
On August 2, 2021, NARD started their industrial action, after the Federal Government failed to fulfill its agreement made with them through a memorandum of understanding (MoU).
Among the 12 demands by the doctors are: the payment of salaries owed 114 House Officers who are on the GIFMIS platform, withdrawal of the circular by the Head of Service removing House Officers from the Scheme of Service, payment of death in service insurance benefits to families of 21 doctors who died of COVID-19 in the line of duty, among other demands.
On August 16, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, took the doctors to the National Industrial Court to explain why the “no work no pay” rule should not be applied against them.
The court however adjourned the case till September 15, 2021.