Industrial Court Orders Kogi Govt To Pay Simon Achuba N180m

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The National Industrial Court has ordered the Kogi State Government the former deputy , Simon Achuba, the sum N180 million.

The judgment was read on Wednesday by Justice Oyebiola Oyewunmi in , the nation’s capital.

According the court, the sum N180million will be paid Achuba as outstanding votes due him from April 2018 to August 2019.

The amount is be paid Achuba by the state government within the period 30 days or 30% interest will be paid monthly.

The court, however, dismissed the former deputy ’s prayers, asking that the sum of N328million and N32,000 be paid as part of impress when he was in government.

Achuba, had earlier taken the Kogi State government before the National Industrial Court, seeking a declaration that the decision of the government to withhold allowances, amounted to unfair labour practice.

He asked for the sum of N921,572,758 for vote, monthly impress, traveling allowances, outstanding memos, and statutory allocations due to , as then deputy .

Achuba was impeached in October 2019 by of the Kogi State House of Assembly.

impeachment followed the submission of a report of the set up by the State , Justice Nasir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against the former deputy governor.

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