Abuja - The National Industrial Court (NIC) has
warned the Federal Ministry of Information against the continued delay in the
hearing of long-running legal action a former employee instituted against it
and two others.
The employee, Yushau Shuaib, filed the action three years
ago to challenge his compulsory retirement from the Federal Civil Service.
James Abah Odeh, lawyer to Shuaib, decried that the Ministry
of Information had during the period employed delay tactics to frustrate
hearing of the civil action.
The case has resumed at the NIC with the Ministry of
Information not represented.
Instead the ministry wrote a letter to the court requesting
for another adjournment.
Although the adjournment was granted till July 12, Justice
Edet Isele warned the defendant against undue delay of hearing of the case in
the interest of justice.
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“Justice delayed is justice denied,” warned Isele.
Shuaib had dragged the Federal Civil Service Commission
(FCSC), Ministry of Information and the Former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi
Okonjo-Iweala, before the NIC in Abuja to challenge his compulsory retirement
from the former.
In the court action, the plaintiff prayed for an order of
the court against the civil service commission to reinstate him to his post as
Chief Information Officer.
He also prayed for an order of the court to compel the
Federal Ministry of Information and FCSC to compute and pay to him all his salaries
and interests due to him from the month of July 2013 up to the date of
- CAJ News