We did not beg Lagos govt – Sacked doctors

Date: 23-05-2012 8:38 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Rilwan Hayeenday Akintunde
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The Nigerian Medical Association has denied media reports (not in THE PUNCH) that some sacked doctors had started lobbying the Lagos State government to be reinstated.

A statement by the association in Lagos on Monday said the media report was not only false but a product of the imagination of the reporters.



The association condemned the report and described it as an attempt to cause a division between its National President, Dr. Osahon Enabulele, and the leadership of the Medical Guild.

The publication had reported that some of the sacked doctors were lobbying the state government to be reinstated and also alleged that the NMA President was against the strike embarked upon by the Medical Guild.

The NMA stated, “We describe the story as scurrilous, an outright falsehood and a desperate attempt to blackmail the President and the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association, as well as distract the NMA leadership from her commitment to a just and quick resolution of the conflict between its members and the Lagos State government.”

The story which was published in the Monday edition of the newspaper said an anonymous source had said that the President of the NMA, was unhappy with the position of the Medical Guild on the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure, but was afraid that if he failed to dance to the tune of the doctors, he might be impeached.

“To say that Enabulele, who was overwhelmingly elected only 17days ago would be bothered about impeachment over his courageous and progressive handling of the Lagos quagmire is ridiculous and ludicrous,” the NMA said, pointing out that the NMA leader had an unblemished track record as a progressive crusader for social justice.

“Nigerians and indeed the whole world are very much aware that for over a week, the NMA President and the national leadership of the NMA have consistently made efforts to resolve the labour crisis in Lagos State, despite the hard line anti-labour posture of the Lagos State government,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, the government on Tuesday urged the National Industrial Court to refuse to entertain the suit filed by 788 doctors sacked by the state.

The doctors had filed the suit prior to their sacking to pre-empt the government from taking any disciplinary action against them for embarking on a three-day warning strike in March 2012.

Their counsel, Mr. Bamidele Aturu, on May 16, 2012, filed another application, seeking the court to reverse the sacking.

The Attorney-General and Commissioner of the state, Mr. Ade Ipaye, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria told Justice Benedict Kanyip to strike out the suit.

However, the judge said, “This court came to existence to avoid the technicalities obtained in the conventional courts. What is the point in declining jurisdiction and striking out the case by mere looking at the suit on the surface, when we know there is no other court that has jurisdiction to hear the matter.”

Ipaye insisted the suit was incompetent on the basis that it was instituted on behalf of the doctors’ association – the Lagos State Medical Guild – not recognised by law.

Aturu, however, argued that the association could sue in a representative capacity.

Kanyip, who affirmed his promise to give the case an accelerated hearing, adjourned till May 24 to deliver ruling on government’s application.


Posted: at 23-05-2012 08:38 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
- mickky21 at 23-05-2012 09:36 PM (12 years ago)
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some of the doctors actually look hungry...........make fashola answer them naaa. na bad thing be a professional again?Huh??
Posted: at 23-05-2012 09:36 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Solidstonez at 23-05-2012 10:28 PM (12 years ago)
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I C

Posted: at 23-05-2012 10:28 PM (12 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- amcq2001 at 23-05-2012 10:38 PM (12 years ago)
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Lagos State Government you call back the doctor  but put them on half pay salary for a year as a lesson abandoning sick innocent people without due respect and professionalism commitment !!!!!!!!!
Posted: at 23-05-2012 10:38 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- denmal at 23-05-2012 11:29 PM (12 years ago)
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i don hear
Posted: at 23-05-2012 11:29 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- babydesire at 24-05-2012 04:38 AM (12 years ago)
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MAY GOD CONTINUE 2 SAVE LIVES IN NIGERIA HOSPITALS BCOS THEY PLAY WITH PEOPLE'S LIVES
Posted: at 24-05-2012 04:38 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- malvin2525 at 24-05-2012 05:08 AM (12 years ago)
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 Undecided
Posted: at 24-05-2012 05:08 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ebonypride at 24-05-2012 06:17 AM (12 years ago)
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Oga Fashola i kno say u done try well well but pls look into this matter i beg u
Posted: at 24-05-2012 06:17 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Naijaneedfood at 24-05-2012 06:49 AM (12 years ago)
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 Fashola we needed them ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh , or can you be Doctor?  and State Govt same time? Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 24-05-2012 06:49 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- felicia26 at 24-05-2012 09:20 AM (12 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 24-05-2012 09:20 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lee22 at 24-05-2012 10:10 AM (12 years ago)
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 Undecided
Posted: at 24-05-2012 10:10 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- verah at 24-05-2012 10:14 AM (12 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes everytin is nt jus right in naija anymore  Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

Posted: at 24-05-2012 10:14 AM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Loveday759 at 24-05-2012 10:34 AM (12 years ago)
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Doctors have no regard for the sick all bcs of money, well na God be my doctor.
Posted: at 24-05-2012 10:34 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ozobig at 24-05-2012 10:47 AM (12 years ago)
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GOD DON PUNISH ALL THOSE DOCTORS YOU NEED TO SEE THE WAY THEY TREAT SICK PEOPLE IN THERE SO CALL STUPID HOSPITAL ONLY GOD CAN SAVE US AND NOW THEY BEGGING TO HAVE IT BAG YEYE PEOPLE PLS GOV DON'T LISTING TO THEM MAKE OTHER YOUTHS AND NEW ONCE TRY THERE LUCK TOO MAYBE PPL WILL STOP DIEING IN HOSPITAL WHAT DO YOU THINK PALS? 
 

Posted: at 24-05-2012 10:47 AM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Idbabe at 24-05-2012 11:49 AM (12 years ago)
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Abi o, afteral una get una private clinics to divert patients there.  Watching sha
Posted: at 24-05-2012 11:49 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- redrozino at 24-05-2012 01:59 PM (12 years ago)
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 Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed Lips Sealed
Posted: at 24-05-2012 01:59 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dizhadah at 24-05-2012 03:06 PM (12 years ago)
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 Sad
Posted: at 24-05-2012 03:06 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Tetmario at 24-05-2012 07:15 PM (12 years ago)
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otitikpo.na dem sabi.i wash my hand abeg.
Posted: at 24-05-2012 07:15 PM (12 years ago) | Newbie
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- proly at 24-05-2012 10:10 PM (12 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 24-05-2012 10:10 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
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- Bj1st at 24-05-2012 10:55 PM (12 years ago)
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A BEG MR GOVERNOR FORGET THIS DOCTORS AND EMPLOY THE YOUTHS DR. 
Posted: at 24-05-2012 10:55 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
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