Discrimination: HND holders drag FG to court

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BY IKECHUKWU NNOCHIRI
A group of Higher National Diploma holders in the public service, yesterday, dragged the federal government before the National Industrial Court, NIC, sitting in Abuja, asking it to declare that they are entitled to the same remunerations and progression in their work places as their counterparts with first degree without any discrimination whatsoever.

The plaintiffs are further praying the court for an order directing the defendants to implement the directives of the government white paper on the presidential committee on the consolidation of emoluments in the public sector.

Aside the Attorney General of the Federation, others cited as defendants in the suit were the National Council on Establishment and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

Meantime, the President of the NIC, Justice Babatunde Adejumo yesterday adjourned the suit to September 18 for hearing.

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