The ex staff, who were disengaged from service in 2013, are demanding compensation of N7.5 million each, totalling N480m for 64 of them. But the FIRS, through its counsel Miss Mary Okpe, urged the court to dismiss or strike out the suit for lack of jurisdiction. FIRS also argued that the disengaged workers’ suit is statute barred. It added that the claimants’ suit was extensively considered and determined by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement (MoU) dated July 25, 2007, whereof proper payment of severance benefits of all the claimants was paid. The disengaged workers are seeking a declaration that the termination of their appointment by the management of FIRS is a breach of contract of service, and is illegal, unlawful and void.]]>

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