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Sacked Plateau defence officers challenge dismissal

23 January 2014, 08:36Augustine Osayande

Abuja - More than 50 officers sacked from the Plateau State command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) are challenging their dismissal in court.

The 56 former officers have dragged the organisation, the Minister of Interior and the Plateau State Commandant of Corps to the National Industrial Court, Jos, for alleged wrongful termination of their contracts.

The claimants, through their counsel, Zulfa Rimzen are asking the court to declare the termination of their appointment unlawful, null and void, and that the court should order the defendants to reinstate them and pay all their entitlements from the date of termination.

“They were employed in April 2012, and after working for a year and undergoing various trainings, some of which include how to handle weapons like guns, they received a memo saying their employment letters were alleged to have been faked and they were terminated,” Rimzen explained.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Rabi Gwandu, adjourned the case to February 13 owing to the absence of the defense team.

– CAJ News


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