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Court nullifies sack of media staff in Ibadan

A Nationwide Industrial Court docket sitting in Ibadan has declared as null and void the sack of a workers of African Newspaper of Nigeria PLC, Publishers of the Nigerian Tribune Titles, Mr. Kareem Popoola by the corporate.

The presiding Choose, Justice J. D Peters delivered the judgement on the go well with filed by Mr Popoola on Monday.

Our correspondent gathered that Popoola is a former President of Employees Cooperative Society of the corporate.

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The decide additionally described the dismissal of Popoola as abuse of energy by the administration of the corporate.

Peters famous that the corporate couldn’t give any purpose for dismissing the plaintiff.

The Choose stated that the plaintiff was not queried for any gross misconduct on duties earlier than sacking him as claimed by the corporate.

He famous that the one question given to the complainant was the one issued in 2013 on his actions within the workers Cooperative Society which the Court docket stated was not sufficient to sack him, because the Cooperative Society was not beneath the management of the administration.

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Based on the Justice, even when there was any foul play within the Cooperative Society, the then president ought to be queried by the members or the Ministry of Trades and Funding.

He careworn that membership of the cooperative is voluntary.

The court docket, due to this fact, ordered the Firm to pay the complainant Two Million Naira as entitlements with an curiosity of ten p.c of the cash.

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The Choose additionally ordered the corporate to additionally pay the plaintiff over 4 Hundred Thousand Naira which is his primary wage for 2 years as damages.

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