Court Reinstates Sacked NIA’s Ex-Acting DG

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The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) in Abuja has voided the dismissal of a former Acting Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Mohammed Dauda.

In a judgment on Thursday, Justice Olufunke Anuwe, granted all the reliefs sought by Dauda, including an order for his reinstatement as a substantive director in the NIA.

Justice Anuwe declared Duada’s dismissal, as a director in the NIA, as illegal, null and void and ordered his immediate reinstatement.

The judge also ordered the full payment of his salaries and entitlements from the date of his dismissal to his date of reinstatement.

Justice Anuwe, who awarded N1million cost against the defendants, noted the claimant (Dauda) did not challenge his dismissal as the acting DG of the NIA.

The judgment was on the suit marked: marked NICN/ABJ/136/2018, filed by Dauda through his lawyer and former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Kanu Agabi (SAN).

The suit had the NIA and its Director General (DG) as defendants.

Dauda, who was dismissed on March 6, 2018, had in his originating summons, raised some questions for the court’s determination.

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