Residents doctors have been asked to suspend their ongoing strike by a National Industrial Court in Abuja. 

 Justice Bashir Alkali gave the ruling on Friday September 17, following an interlocutory application brought by the Federal Government of Nigeria and Federal Ministry of Health against the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

The National Industrial Court Judge ruled that resident doctors must return to work to save human lives, which have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and other diseases.