Current Time: February 19, 2018 05:20:17am Last Update: February 18, 2018 07:27:48am
Home|Forum|Conferences|Concepts|Research|TrueColour|Business Developemnt         
iWitness | Register | Login | Subscribe         

Business > Law
NBC’s dismissed staff, Kate Obiechina reinstated five years after
Addthis Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Gmail
By Innocent Senyo
February 14, 2018 08:03:23am GMT      |      Views: 151
NBC

WorldStage Newsonline--- Kate Obiechina, dismissed staff of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC has been reinstated by the National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Wednesday.

Kate, a Principal Monitoring Officer in the Makurdi office of the NBC was dismissed in 2013.

Justice David Isele, in his judgment, said that due process was not followed by the NBC to dismiss the claimant.

He said that the dismissal was in breach of her constitutional right of fair hearing, because she was not formally informed through writing, and neither was the allegation of misappropriation of government fund investigated.

He ordered that the judgment should be complied with, within 14 days and arrears of her salary from the date of her dismissal paid in full.

 The claimant before her dismissal was a Principal Monitoring Officer in the Makurdi office of the NBC.

She approached the court to declare her dismissal from the Commission in 2013 as illegal, unconstitutional, null and void.

The claimant’s counsel, Mr Bola Olotu, said his client was not given the opportunity to defend herself before she was dismissed.

He said that allegation of absconding from duty without permission was levelled against his client, to which she was given a query and ordered to appear before a disciplinary committee.

” On my client’s appearance before the committee, a new allegation of misappropriation of government fund was levelled against her.

“She was not given opportunity to speak or defend herself before the committee. On Aug. 28, 2013, my client was served a termination letter, stating absconding from duty without permission and misappropriation of government fund as basis for the termination,” he said.

 

Addthis Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Gmail







Share |




ADVERTISEMENT



Related News
- February 14, 2018 08:03:23am GMT

- February 8, 2018 11:18:51am GMT

- January 26, 2018 20:23:18pm GMT

- January 24, 2018 21:53:32pm GMT

- January 22, 2018 07:20:47am GMT