Court dismisses NSCDC’s appeal on judgment voiding sack of staff


The Court of Appeal, Abuja division has dismissed an appeal filed by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) against the judgment by the National Industrial Court (NIC) reinstating 181 of its (NSCDC’s) personnel wrongly dismissed.

The National Industrial Court (NIC) had, in a judgment on March 19, 2015 ordered the NSCDC to reinstate the sacked staff led by Oboni Musa, with their full emoluments from the time they were illegally dismissed.

Justice Oluseun Adefolake of the NIC in the judgment directed the NSCDC to return the employment letters to the affected 180 personnel and ordered it to pay all arrears of their salaries amounting to about N1.2 billion.

Justice Adefolake also restrained the NSCDC from further tampering with the employment of the affected personnel.

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“Having reviewed the evidence before the court and the submissions of counsel, it is obvious that the Commandant General of the NSCDC was not diligent enough in the recruitment.

Dissatisfied, NSCDC, the Director, Civil Defence, Immigration and Prisons Service Board (who were respondents at the NIC) appealed the judgment, but failed to diligently prosecute it.

A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal, led by Justice Moore Adumein, in a ruling, upheld the respondents’ request and dismissed the appeal “for lack of diligent prosecution.”


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