Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Marilyn Ogar Sues FG over Sack!



The former Spokesperson of the Department of State Services (DSS) Marilyn Ogar has sued the Federal Government before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) over her termination from Office.The case comes up tomorrow Thursday 18, in Abuja before the NICN President Justice Babatunde Adejumo. Ogar and others were demoted and compulsorily retired by the FG.

Those named as defendants in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, the State Security Service (SSS) and the Director General SSS. Ahmed Raji SAN who filed the suit on behalf of Ogar by way of originating summons wants the court to nullify Ogar’s sack and reinstate her with all her ranks, salaries and benefits to the employment of the FG.


Ogar is further asking the Court to set aside her purported demotion from Assistant Director to Chief Security Intelligence Officer. She is seeking a Court declaration that her employment with the SSS has statutory flavor and same may only be lawfully determined strictly in accordance with the relevant provisions of the public service Rules. Ogar through her lawyer is asking the Court to determine whether she is a public officer and whether she can be lawfully demoted, sacked or retired by the defendants.

It would be recalled that Ogar was promoted alongside 44 others in promotions that were done in the twilight of the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. But the Buhari administration reversed the promotions, citing irregularities and breach of extant rules guiding such actions.

Ogar reportedly earned her promotion following commendation she received from former President Jonathan for doing “a fantastic job” as spokesperson of the DSS.