The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has directed the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (retd.), to obey the Supreme Court’s order asking him to reinstate the retired Comptroller, Abdullahi Gusau.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, in his judgment, had ordered the Customs boss to reinstate Gusau, who was wrongfully sacked.
Gusau had then approached the high court. When the judgment did not go in his favour, he proceeded to the Court of Appeal where he got a ruling to be reinstatement. In April, the Supreme Court affirmed that ruling.
The appellate court ordered the NCS to re-absorb Gusau and retain his position as comptroller, pay all his benefits and accord him his promotions.
Gusau was promoted to the rank of a Comptroller on January 1, 2000. He was retired on December 21, 2009.