ECOWAS Court Orders Nigerian Govt To Pay 244 Dismissed Soldiers Benefits


The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Nigerian government to immediately pay the arrears of salaries and other entitlements to 244 soldiers dismissed from the Nigerian Army in 2016.

The Army dismissed the soldiers after they were accused of abandoning the Boko Haram insurgency fight and fleeing over alleged inadequate provision of arms and ammunition.

The soldiers took the matter before the ECOWAS court to demand the enforcement of their fundamental human rights, including the right to their salaries and entitlements.

In its judgment delivered on May 15, 2019, the court faulted the decision of the Nigerian Army to dismiss the soldiers.

MUST READ:  “I Knew Buhari Can’t Fix Any Of Nigeria’s Problems” – Elder Stateman

In a supplementary judgement on Thursday, the court ordered the Nigerian government to pay all arrears of monthly allowances and salaries and other entitlements of the affected solders up to January 2016.

Justice Keikura Bangura who delivered the judgement through his rapporteur, said the decision was arrived at after the hearing of the application by all parties.

The judge said the supplementary judgement which included additional paragraph no (vi) was arrived at after he considered the documents and also reviewed its earlier judgement.

MUST READ:  Runtown Receives US Stimulus Cheque Despite Being Banned For Two Years

He said the latest judgement superceded his previous one No ECW/CCJ/JUD/21/19 delivered on May 15, 2019.

Although the Court rejected the soldiers request for an order directing the Nigerian government to reinstate them in the Army, the Court upheld their application that their sack violated their human rights, including right to work

In the supplementary application lodged before the Court on June 14, 2019, the soldiers asked the Court for an order mandating the Nigerian government to immediately reinstate them, including to their respective ranks, having found that their dismissal without arraignment, prosecution and sentence by a duly constituted Court Martial was illegal, null and void.

MUST READ:  Man Rapes, Impregnates 17 Year-Old Daughter In Imo

The soldiers also asked the Court for an order directing the Nigerian Army to pay their monthly salaries and other allowances from the whole of 2015 and such other months until the date the judgement is enforced.

The three-member panel for the case included Justices Gberi-Be Ouattara (presiding) and Dupe Atoki.

The post ECOWAS Court Orders Nigerian Govt To Pay 244 Dismissed Soldiers Benefits appeared first on Naijaloaded | Nigeria’s Most Visited Music & Entertainment Website.

Source: News update


Next Post

We’ve Lost Close To 40 Nigerians To COVID-19 In Diaspora – Abike Dabiri

Fri Jun 26 , 2020
Post Views: 243 8 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ CLICK TO DOWNLOAD JETHITMUSIK MOBILE APP ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Nearly 40 Nigerians living in the diaspora have died as a result of complications from COVID-19, the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said on Friday. Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this on Channels Television’s special COVID-19 programme while […]
Copyright All right reserved Theme: Default Mag by ThemeInWP