Daily Trust (Abuja)

31 May 2012

Nigeria: Finally, Fashola Surrenders - Reinstates Sacked Doctors

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Lagos — Three weeks after 788 doctors were sacked by the Lagos state government, Governor Babatunde Fashola earlier today bowed to to the demands of the sacked doctors and the public as the state government suspended the sack action.

The announcement was made by ACN leader, Asiwaju BolaTinubu after a closed door meeting inside Lagos House with Gov. Babtunde Fashola that lasted for about one hour.

Daily Trust can report that Fashola and Tinubu went into the crucial meeting shortly after the inauguration of the new chamber of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

The meeting, according to a source in the governor's office, started at about 3.20 pm and lasted for about one hour after which State House Correspondents were invited in and the reinstatement was announced.

Breaking the news to reporters, Tinubu said, "The fact is that I brought a message by the leadership of our party, various organizations, professionals and the general public for him to be more flexible, for him to look at the issue of sack doctors critically. He has agreed to suspend the dismissed doctors."

Meanwhile, Tinubu advised and appealed to the sacked doctors to resume work in earnest promising that all the challenges that led to the crisis would be solve with time.

However, Tinubu said he would not speak further beyond this point until both parties agreed to the truce brokered.

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