Ex-Staff Drags NITDA To Court, Demands N500m Compensation

Ex-Staff Drags NITDA To Court, Demands N500m CompensationFormer staff of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) have dragged the agency to the National Industrial Court for allegedly terminating their employment, less than a year after they were employed.

The defendants who are 245, in their motion on notice, said that they were proffered letters of employment in December 2016 and while they awaited their posting, an advertisement in a national newspaper claimed that their employment had been cancelled because the process that led to their employment had been cancelled.

They alleged that the said advertisement did not disclose the reason for the cancellation of their employment.

As such they are asking the court for an order declaring the said advertisement as null, void and of no effect.

They also asked the court to declare that all the claimants recruited by the agency in December 2015 are entitled to all the rights, privileges, salaries and emoluments.

They also asked the court to award the sum of 500 million naira as damages against the agency.

The case has been adjourned to March 2, 2017

Nigeria Rated Africa’s Most IT Savvy Nation

The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Cleopas Angaye has said that Nigeria is rated number one in Africa in terms of information technology as the country boasts of at least 50 million penetrations.

He disclosed this while speaking in an exclusive interview on Question Time, a programme of award-winning Channels Television.

He also said that the country which was rated 192 a few years ago is now rated 92nd position in the world.

In this edition of the programme, Mr Angaye talks about the achievements of his agency and the challenges so far.