The Presiding Judge of the National Industrial Court, Yenagoa Judicial division, His Lordship, Hon. Justice Bashar Alkali has nullified the purported disengagement of eight permanent secretaries by Rivers state governor in 2015, ordered immediate reinstatement.
The permanent secretaries are Samuel Woka, Kadilo Brown, Augustine Orlu-Orlu, Muka Nwikosi, Minabelema Michael-West, Ngozi Abu, Kingsley Hart and Justina Jumbo.
Delivering judgment on Friday, Justice Alkali held that the purported retirement was unlawful, unconstitutional, and in flagrance to the civil service rules.
The Court ordered that all salaries and allowances accruable to the permanent secretaries since 2015 be paid to them.