24 Years After, Delta Assembly Reverses Official’s Sack

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Delta State House of Assembly (DSHA) has reversed the termination of the employment of Mr Emmanuel Emenetie by the Post Primary Education Board 24 years ago.

The substratum of Emenetie’s petition bordered on the unlawful termination of his employment by the Post Primary Education Board on the 17th February, 2000.

In a petition by Emenetie, he prayed for reinstatement as permanent secretary to be at par with his colleagues in service, with all financial benefits with effect from the date of termination.

He also requested the sum of N4,800,000.00 as compensation for the number of years he was out of employment.

In a unanimous decision by the lawmakers yesterday presided by the speaker, Hon Emomotimi Guwor, the lawmakers stated that the sack was done in clear violation of law and should be set aside.

While recommending that Emenetie be paid all his salaries/emoluments “he should be paid other benefits he is entitled to from the date of his unlawful termination of his employment through the rank to the position of Director which is supposed to be at least his present rank and through to the date of his supposed retirement.

“That Mr Emmanuel Emenetie be made to retire at the grade level of a director. That the chairman of the Post Primary Education Board and Head of Service of Delta state be directed that the recommendations/directives of the house as contained in paragraphs 1-3 above are complied with forthwith.”

The speaker, who commended the report of the Public Petitions Committee directed the clerk of the House to inform the appropriate authorities of the House decision while the deputy speaker was mandated to do a follow up for compliance.

The petitioner was employed by the Delta State government and subsequently deployed to the account division of the Post Primary Education Board as senior executive officer (Accounts).

 



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