Former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has been dragged to court by his former Personal Assistant over non-payment of salaries and allowances, for some months in the 24 months he worked with his former boss.
According to reports by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Rasaq Olubodun, the former Personal Assistant to Shittu on Wednesday, prayed the National Industrial Court to order his former boss, to pay him N50million as aggravated and general damage.
He said the unpaid salaries ought to be according to Federal Government guidelines for payment of PAs to Ministers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He is also seeking a declaration that the non-payment of his salaries is wrongful, illegal and unconstitutional.
Olubodun, in addition, is seeking an order directing the defendant to pay him the cost of prosecuting the suit.
When the matter came up before Justice Benedict Kanyip on Wednesday, the claimant’s counsel, Mr Adewale Lawal informed the court that the matter was for mention.
The defense counsel, Mr Oluwafemi Davies-Awe on his part said that they had filed two processes before the court.
He said there was an application for preliminary objection and another to regularize their processes.
Davies-Awe then proceeded to move the motion for the applications. He was however stopped by the judge who said the matter just came up for mention and that he could not move a motion for any application yet.
Kanyip, therefore, adjourned the matter, having been mentioned until Nov. 13 for hearing.
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