…Orders SSG, HoS, Permsec Pension Cut Refunds.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The National Industrial Court sitting in Kaduna has declared as null and void, the draconian action of the Kaduna State Government in reducing the pensions of retired Secretaries to State Government (SSG), Heads of Service (HoS) and Permanent Secretaries.
The court on Wednesday in its judgment, ruled that the reduction of the pensions of the trio was done in bad faith and unconstitutional and, therefore, ordered Kaduna State Government to forthwith pay them the difference in their monthly pensions, commencing from the month of March, 2020.
Counsel to the Claimants, Barr. Sam Atung, said, “Justice has been served, while they jubilate the verdict.”