Lagos — Lagos State government yesterday reinstated the 788 medical doctors it had earlier sacked three weeks ago for what it called 'illegal strike'. Former governor of the state Bola Ahmed Tinubu announced the reinstatement of the sacked medical personnel shortly after an hour meeting he had with Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola over the sack of the medical doctors.
"The fact is that I brought a message by the leadership of our party, various organizations, professionals and the general public for him (Fashola) to be more flexible, for him to look at the issue of sack doctors critically. He has agreed to suspend the dismissed doctors", Tinubu said.
The former governor, however, appealed to the sacked doctors to resume work in earnest, promising that all the challenges that led to the crisis would be solved with time.
Tinubu said he would not speak further beyond this point until both parties agreed to the truce brokered.
The reinstatement of the sacked doctors now halts the planned three-day-warning strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors across the country, including a solidarity strike already embarked upon by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Gas Workers (NUPENG).