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Lagos State Government Reinstates the 788 Sacked Doctors



After several weeks of shut down in Lagos state hospitals, the Lagos State Government on Thursday suspended the sack of 788 doctors and recalled them back to work. The doctors were sacked earlier this month for allegedly participating in what it termed ‘illegal strike action’.

Hakeem Bello, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola disclosed the government’s decision today saying that the decision to recall the doctors followed several pleas from the national and state leaders of the Action Congress of Nigeria Party (ACN), traditional leaders in the state and other concerned leaders in the country.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who addressed reporters alongside State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello shortly after the discussion with the government, urged the doctors to return to work.

This news comes as a relief to residents of the state as quality and affordable health care can now be accessible by most of the populace. It’s good to hear that the differences between the Doctors and the State Government has been resolved.

News Source: Channels TV

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. JO!

    May 31, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Errrm… But what about the issue that made them go on strike originally? I mean, are they just expected to dust their behinds, say “thank you sir” cap in hand and resume back at work? #justwondering really

    • Naija4life

      June 1, 2012 at 4:29 am

      i wonder…he bullied them and now they are compromising..shame…just like the fuel crisis…all the vexing led to a compromised price…shame

  2. #1 asa fan

    May 31, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    so wat happens to the other 373 doctors????

  3. edidiong

    May 31, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    wat hapen 2 d 373 newly employed doctors

  4. Turayo

    June 1, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Didn’t he say he didn’t have the power to reinstate them?
    And what about their demands and the full implementation of CONMESS?
    And what about the new doctors?
    And what about the lawsuit?

    This thing get k-leg sha

  5. Joke

    June 1, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I wonder ooo, i don’t know what will happen to the newly employed, let’s wait and see.

  6. posh

    June 1, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Nigeria my dear country! Full of drama!! One day,one drama *hands in pockets,head rolled back,n whistling away*

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