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

Buhari Appoints New Heads For 13 FG Agencies

Muhammadu-Buhari-UNGeneral-AssemblyPresident Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved the appointments of Chief Executives for 13 Federal Government agencies.

A list of the new Chief Executives was contained in a statement by the Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Bolaji Adebiyi.

The appointments are:

Joseph Ari, Director-General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF).

Dr. Isa Ibrahim, Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).

Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Monitoring Board.

Aboloma Anthony, Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).

Mamman Amadu, Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement.

Sharon Ikeazor, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate.

Princess Akodundo Gloria, National Coordinator, New Partnership for Africa’s Development.

Mr Ahmed Bobboi, Executive Secretary, Petroleum Equalisation Fund.

Umana Okon Umana, Managing Director, Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority.

Sa’adiya Faruq, Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

Usman Abubakar, Chairman, Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC).

Dr. Bello Gusau, Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF).

Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary, National Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC).