Justice at Last:Court orders Bank To pay over Ksh500million to 110 staff sacked in 1996

Nigeria;The Central Bank of Nigeria has been ordered to pay into the account 110 staff of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, that were sacked in 1996 all their entitlements in the sum of over ksh500million.

Justice Rakiya Haastrup of the Abuja division of the National Industrial Court gave the ordered on Thursday.

In her judgment she pronounced bsolute an order nisi earlier made upon CBN as per Nairametrics reports.

What the pronouncement means is that funds standing to the credit of the Institution domiciled with the garnishee (CBN) should be used to pay the judgement debt.

In 1996, after the sack of 110 staff of ABU, they instituted a suit in 2012 seeking their reinstatement and challenging the unlawful termination of their employment.

On November 30, 2015, the court ruled in favour of the 110 staff and ordered ABU to reinstate them and also pay them their entitlement.

On November 7, 2016, the court ruled that the institution should pay the sacked staff a computed sum of over ksh500million and a 10 percent per annum interest on the judgement sum.

The latest judgement will be the third in the long-running case.

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