By G9ija

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Abuja Division has reinstated the dismissed former Acting Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Mohammed Dauda, as a substantive director in the agency.

Dauda, who was sacked on March 6, 2018, was also awarded N1 million in compensation.

In an originating summons filed through his counsel, Kanu Agabi (SAN) and marked NICN/ABJ/136/2018, Dauda asked the court to determine whether the procedure adopted by the defendants in the case leading to his purported dismissal was in compliance with Article 8(1) and (2) of the National Securities Agency Act (CAPS 278), 1986.

Delivering judgment yesterday, Justice Olufunke Anuwe granted all reliefs sought by the claimant.She declared that Dauda’s disengagement was illegal, null and void, ordering his immediate reinstatement.

The judge also ordered full payment of his salaries and entitlements from the date of his purported dismissal.