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Industrial court orders Kogi government to pay former Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba N180m

Industrial court orders Kogi government to pay former Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba N180m

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

 

Justice Oyebiola Oyewunmi who delivered the judgement on Wednesday November 4, said the sum of N180million will be paid to Achuba as outstanding security votes due to him from April 2018 to August 2019.

 

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

 

Achuba had filed the lawsuit against the Kogi state government, shortly after he was impeached in October 2019 by members of the Kogi State House of Assembly.

 

The former deputy governor who asked the court to declare the withholding of his allowances as an unfair labour practice, asked for the sum of N921,572,758 for security vote, monthly impress, traveling allowances, outstanding memos, and statutory allocations due to his office, as then deputy governor.

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