Five years after unlawful retirement, FG reinstates Yushau Shuaib
REPORT BY NEWS DIGEST SUGGESTS THAT – The Nigerian government has reinstated Mallam Yushau Shuaib into the civil service, five years after forcefully retiring him from service.
As at the time of the forceful retirement, Mallam Yushau Shuaib was the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Spokesman.
His retirement came after he wrote an opinion on the loopsided appointments of the former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala.
The now reinstated Mallam Yushau Shuaib shared this news on his Facebook wall
Read his full statement below:
It is exactly 5 years ago when my colleague in the Federal Ministry of Information, M Ibrahim Iro Ma’aji called that he was directed to deliver a shocking letter to me….
I told him where he could meet me. He felt like crying when he delivered the sad letter of my Compulsory Retirement from the public service in October 2013 which was deliberately backdated to June of the same year.
The sudden retirement came after my disagreement with the most powerful Finance Minister, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over an opinion article on lopsided appointments in the economic sector.
After a five years legal battle and my victory in the court, the Hon Minister of Information, Mr. lai Mohammed has directed that I should be reinstated immediately. The letter for the reinstatement was delivered to me yesterday September 17, 2018 again by my colleague Ibrahim Maaji who is full of smile.
I thank everyone for the goodwill and prayers over these years. I learn I won’t be deployed or posted to Sambisa Forest, the fear five year ago