Why SEC workers protested reinstatement of suspended Director General, Mounir Gwarzo

Senior workers of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday morning reportedly locked up the headquarters of the commission in Abuja to defy a court order for the reinstatement of the suspended Director General Mounir Gwarzo.

Reports said the lock-out was staged by members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria.

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Thursday ordered the immediate reinstatement of Gwarzo, who was suspended in November 2017 by then Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

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Justice Sanusi Kado, in his judgment, held that the minister of finance, named as the second defendant in the suit, lacked the power to suspend the claimant.

Gwarzo was indicted for abuse of office and corruption by an Administrative Panel of Inquiry set up by the Federal Ministry of Finance and headed by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse.

He was also indicted by the House of Representatives Ad hoc Committee, which investigated his suspension by the former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun

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