GTB 737 banner
Court Halts NNPC Ongoing Job Recruitment

By GRANDNEWS on

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 405


 

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the suspension of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) ongoing job recruitment pending determination of a suit filed by one Mr Pelumi Olajengbesi.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olajengbesi, a public interest lawyer, had commenced the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights of all potential applicants to set aside the recruitment by the NNPC on the ground that it was discriminatory.

The recruitment had disqualified Nigerians above the age of 28 from applying for the vacant positions.

Olajengbesi had faulted the age criterion placed on the ongoing recruitment of the NNPC noting that it violated section 3(e)(iv) of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure), 2009 which protected the public interest  of Nigerians.

He had written to the then Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr Maikanti Baru, on March 26, threatening to drag the organisation to court for placing discriminatory age requirement on qualified Nigerians who would have applied for the jobs advertised by the corporation.

The NNPC had invited applications from candidates for a number of positions including trainees who must not be more than 28 years as of Dec. 31, 2018 and had graduated from a university or polytechnic not earlier than 2014.

At the hearing on Friday, the applicant prayed the court to ensure that justice was served on the unemployed Nigerians who needed to know their stand in the matter.

“The matter has long been before the court and the rest of the matter is at a stake and under Order 8 Rule 4 of the Article II of the African Charter of Human and People’s Right (Ratification and Enforcement) Act.

 

“I pray that the matter be heard together with the preliminary objection filed by the respondents in the interest of justice,” the applicant said.

When the matter was called up, the applicant’s counsel informed the court that the respondent filed his counter on Oct. 15, 2019.

In reply, the respondent informed the court that he was sick and had a surgery.

The presiding judge, Justice Muhammed Tsoho (Acting Chief Justice of The Federal High Court) informed the respondents counsel that his counter was not proper before the court and had not been regularised.

The court in considering the urgent nature of the matter granted an adjournment for the respondents to regularise their counter.

Tsoho however, ordered that parties must maintain status quo pending the hearing of the substantive suit.

He adjourned the matter until Oct. 29, 2019 for hearing. (NAN)

Source GRANDNEWS

Posted 19/10/2019 05:12:29 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
161 more stranded Nigerians return from Libya

2019: Vote For Only PDP Candidtes, Okowa Urges...

Kenya: Odinga opts out of election re-run

NiMET predicts dust haze conditions, reduced visibility

Klitschko eyes rematch with Joshua

Buhari calls APC Gov candidate in Delta ‘presidential...

Be patient with us, FG begs Niger Delta...

Four suicide bombers killed, six farmers injured in...

PHOTO NEWS

INEC involved in 419 cases – Yakubu

2019: APC Threatens Members Opposed To Direct Primary...

Witness accuses Dr Orekunrin Brown’s Flying Doctors of...

 

Trending News Nobody Came For Sowore, Claims DSS • Confirms Receipt Of Court Order Presidency Confirms Sack Of Osinbajo’s Aides • Adduces Reasons Be Good To Others, Live Exemplary Life, Okowa charges Nigerians 2020: Sanwoolu Presents N1.17trn Lagos Budget • Says It Will Boost Investment Dickson Tackles Oshiomhole Over Claims On Bayelsa Airport • Says APC Chairman Lied, Mischievous • Airport Screaming Legacy Of Restoration Agenda KOGI 2019: 23 Parties Sign Peace Deal Mr Twitter Comes To Town Osinbajo, Okowa say MSMEs will fast-track economic growth Balogun Fire: Lagos Begins Enumeration Of Affected Traders Appeal Court Upholds Kalu’s Election Dakolo Out With “Merry Christmas Darling” EFCC Plans Diaspora Info Desk

 

Most Read Asaba Masacre: Indigenes recall sad experience, warn IPOB against drums of war (339,467 views) Asaba Genocide : Soyinka, Kukah, Duke, others to speak at colloquium * Organisers roll out projects to immortalise victims. (337,521 views) Delta LG polls holds Jan. 6, 2018 (337,143 views) Bayelsa @ 21: Dickson calls for renewed hope (336,417 views) NIGERIA @ 57: Rededicate yourselves to Nigeria’s growth, Okowa tells elite (336,023 views) The Vagabonds Of Sambisa (3,224 views) BREAKING : Obiano wins Anambra governorship election (2,940 views) One On One Session With Atiku Abubakar, GCON (2,799 views) UNBELIEVABLE : Ghost Companies Lift N1.1tr Crude Oil In 10 Months (2,793 views) Glo-sponsored Onitsha Ofala Festival Begins (2,700 views) RUSSIA 2018: Nigeria in ‘trouble’ (2,583 views) The Rise And Fall Of Jacob Zuma (2,542 views)

 

SECTIONS News (933) Breaking News (20) Business & Economy (329) Politics & Policy (575) Niger Delta (268) Interviews (3) Sports (193) Entertainment (53) Stock & Forex Watch (0) Foreign (216) Sound Bite (5) Health (40) Editorials (1) Columnists (4) Letters (1) Opinions (27) Cartoons (0)

 

 

Rochas Okorochas Declare War On Buhari, Tinubu & Oshiomohole

 

APO Group Partner