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Reps Throw Out Bill Barring Doctors, Others From Going On Strike

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday forced a member, Simon Atigwe (Peoples Democratic Party/Enugu) to withdraw a bill seeking to bar workers in the health sector from embarking on industrial action.

According to the House, the proposal, which failed its second reading at the plenary on Wednesday, was against the provisions of the Constitution.

The legislation is titled, ‘A Bill for an Act to Amend the Trade Disputes Act, Cap. T8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to Prohibit Medical Practitioners in the Employment of Federal, State and Local Governments (as Employees in the Essential Service Sector) from Embarking on Strike and to Accelerate Administrative and Judicial Proceedings in the Determination of Trade Disputes Involving Them; and for Related Matters.’

The Deputy Speaker and other lawmakers then urged the sponsor to either step down the bill or withdraw it.

Atigwe consequently withdrew the bill.

Written by: Ayomide Ayodele

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