Court Orders Adamawa Govt To Pay Sacked Teachers N660m

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The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) yesterday ordered the Adamawa State government to pay N660 million to 659 teachers sacked by the state Post Primary Board. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the teachers had sued the state government, seeking a declaration that their appointment was valid and lawful, having worked for a period of 29 months. Joined as respondents in the suit are the Ministry of Education, Post Primary School Management Board, and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state. They also sought a declaration that they were entitled to the payment of their salaries, allowances and entitlements totaling N638.9 million. In his judgement, Justice Nelson Ogbuanya of the Yola division said the state government failed to provide evidence that the teachers were disengaged. He held that the teachers remained lawful employees of the state government from August 2012 till date. Justice Ogbuanya also ordered the government to pay them their 29 months’ salaries within two weeks. He also ordered government to pay another N22 million to the teachers as damages for failing to pay them salaries for the period under review. The judge deplored the action of some employers who trampled on peoples’ dignity of labour. THE GUARDIAN Add 0802 739 7554 To Receive SKYTREND NEWS Alerts On WhatsApp; For Adverts Enquiries, Whatsapp 0802 739 7554, Send Articles & News Stories To editor@skytrendnews.com. READ ALSO! 14-Year-Old Pregnant Housemaid Dislodges Her Childless Madam, Says I Can’t Share Husband With You READ ALSO! SHOCKING, ALARMING: Nigerian FRSC Official Engages Woman In Serious Physical Combat (VIDEO) READ ALSO! How I Stopped Obasanjo From Becoming Nigerian Version Of Mugabe — Atiku READ ALSO! I’m Happy Leaving My Husband, Nine Children For New Lover — Housewife After 23 Years Of Marriage READ ALSO! The Smart CEO: Top 5 Websites To Get Cheap Domain Name Registration READ ALSO! First Bank’s Appalling Customer Service And Utter Disregard For Its Customers READ ALSO! Between GoDaddy And Namecheap: Making The Best Choice For Domain Name Registrar READ ALSO! Nigerian Filmmaker, Zuriel Oduwole Makes Forbes List Of 100 Most Influential African Women READ ALSO! Woman Marries Her Son After Getting Pregnant For Him ]]>