Former President of West African Bar Association, (WABA), Mr. Femi Falana, has called for a speedy resolution of the ongoing strike by Lagos doctors.
Falana stated this in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP and added that he had cause to criticise the mass dismissal of doctors in Lagos State and their eviction from the official staff quarters allocated to them.
He said, “My position was informed by the fact that trade dispute was pending at the National Industrial Court when the doctors were purportedly dismissed from the public service. In spite of my condemnation of the handling of the strike, I wish to commend the state government for backing down on the ejection of doctors from their official quarters.
“However, in view of the deleterious effect of the strike on the majority of Lagosians who patronise public medical centres which is going to be compounded by the sympathy strike declared by the Nigerian Medical Association the Lagos State Government should review its position and recall the dismissed doctors without any further delay.”