Nigeria, March 4 -- The National Industrial Court in Abuja has ordered the reinstatement of a Principal Executive Officer of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Abayomi Ipaye, who was unlawfully sacked in July 2017.

Sanusi Kado, the judge who heard the case brought by Mr Ipaye to challenge the termination of his appointment, also ordered the university authorities to pay him his accrued salaries and other benefits from July 2017, when he was illegally sacked, to date.

The judge, who ruled that the claimant's disengagement was done in violation of the university's employment regulations, also awarded the cost of N500,000 against the university.

PREMIUM TIMES, on Thursday obtained a copy of the judgment which Mr Kado delivere...