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Lagos Reinstate 788 Sacked Doctors

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EN-US JA X-NONE understands that Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, has reinstated all of the seven hundred and eighty (788) sacked medical doctors in its employ, after his predecessor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, intervened

Our checks reveal that Bola Tinubu and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, who were guests at the opening of the new chamber of the Lagos State Assembly, decided to finally wade into the prolonged crisis that is believed to have adversely affected the day-to-day running of the State.

Sources told our correspondent that the sacked doctors had asked Bola Tinubu to intervene on their behalf, when Governor, Babatunde Fashola was unyielding and had commenced recruitment of medical personnel to replace the embattled doctors. learnt that government refusal to reinstate the sacked doctors had pitched senior officials of the Guild against the members who thought their senior colleagues had gone too far in their agitation.

Abnitio, the former Governor refused to intervene based on the fact that his earlier moves to intervene in the crisis in 2011, was rebuffed by the striking doctors.

However, when it became clear that the doctors had learnt their lessons, Asiwaju Tinubu decided to speak with the governor and mediate in the crisis, a government house told

According to the source, Bola Tinubu agreed to intervene on the condition that the doctors would drop their agitations.The doctors has also agreed to drop the case in court against the State Government. the source added. learnt that the doctors, represented by officers of the Medical Guild, at the meeting with government, expressed fear that their reinstatement may not be formal without a letter from the State Government to that effect, since the termination of their appointment was done through a letter.

Consequently, the Ministry of Health has been instructed to prepare letters to that effect, while the State Government prepares a public statement informing the people of the State and the country that the doctors have been reinstated.'

In addition, the State Government at the meeting promised not to victimize any member of the Guild as a result of their action.