Court strikes out JAMB worker’s suit


The National Industrial Court on Tuesday struck out a suit filed against the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for failure of the claimant to tender his employment letter.
The claimant, Peter Ajagu, approached the court to declare his dismissal unlawful and sought for reinstatement, payment of his salaries and entitlements.
He told the court that JAMB did not have a governing board at the time of his dismissal and therefore, the terms and conditions of service as stipulated by his employment letter was breached.
In delivering her judgment, Justice Rakiya Haastrup said the failure of the claimant to tender his letter of employment as material evidence of fact to determine whether or not his dismissal was unlawful has truncated his case.
Haastrup went further to say that the inability of the claimant to present the employment letter made it difficult for the court to determine his employer and who can dismiss him.
Adedoyin Adejunmobi, the defence counsel, in his submission said the claimant was dismissed over his engagement in unauthorized admission in 2016.
He said that the claimant was issued a query, faced a disciplinary panel which indicted him and was subsequently dismissed from the service of the board.