24 years after, Delta Assembly reverses sack of accountant

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Delta State House of Assembly has reversed the termination of the employment of Mr Emmanuel Emenetie by the Post Primary Education Board 24 year ago.

Emenetie had written a petition which bordered on the unlawful termination of his employment by the Post Primary Education Board on the 17th February, 2000, to the Assembly.

In the petition, he prayed for his reinstatement as Permanent Secretary to be at par with his colleagues in service, with all financial benefits with effect from the date of termination.

He also requested the sum of N4,800,000.00 as compensation for the number of years he was out of employment.

In a unanimous decision by the lawmakers during Tuesday’s sitting presided by the Speaker, Hon Emomotimi Guwor, the lawmakers stated that the sack was done in clear violation of the law and should be set aside.

While recommending that Emenetie be paid all his salaries/emoluments, they said “he should be paid other benefits he is entitled to from the date of the unlawful termination of his employment through the rank to the position of Director which is supposed to be at least his present rank and through to the date of his supposed retirement.

“That Mr Emmanuel Emenetie be made to retire at the grade level of a Director. That the Chairman of the Post Primary Education Board and Head of Service of Delta State be directed that the recommendations/directives of the house as contained in paragraphs 1-3 above are complied with forthwith.”

The Speaker, who commended the report of the Public Petitions Committee, directed the Clerk of the House to inform the appropriate authorities of the House’s decision, while the Deputy Speaker was mandated to do a follow up for compliance.

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