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Court Orders Nigerian Army To Reinstate Dismissed Officer.

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The National Industrial Court on Tuesday ordered the reinstatement of an army officer Abdulfatai Mohammed, on grounds that the Nigerian Army authorities violated the law in his 2016 dismissal.

Mr Mohammed was one of the 38 officers of the Nigerian Army retired in June 2016.

Delivering judgment, at the headquarters of the industrial court in Abuja, the judges, Rakiya Haastrup, held that there was evidence that due process was not followed in the compulsory retirement of the claimant.

The Judge was in support of Mr Mohammed’s claim that he was forced to retire by the military authorities. The judge, therefore, told the counsel to the army to advise his client to comply with the court ruling by reinstating Mr Mohammed.