Former DSS Spokesperson, Ogar Wants Her Job Back

Marilyn Ogar, the former Spokesperson of the Department of State Services (DSS) is on collusion course with the Federal Government.
Months after she was relieved of her position, she has decided to drag the Federal Government before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) over her termination of appointment.
The case, which comes up Thursday February 18, in Abuja, is before the NICN President Justice Babatunde Adejumo.
Defendants in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, the State Security Service (SSS) and the Director General, SSS.
Ogar and others were demoted and compulsorily retired last year when President Mahammadu Buhari assumed office.
She was promoted alongside 44 others in promotions done in the twilight of the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. But Buhari reversed that when he assumed office.
Ahmed Raji (SAN), who filed the suit on behalf of Ogar by way of originating summons, wants the court to nullify Ogar’s sack and reinstate her with all her ranks, salaries and benefits to the employment of the Federal Government.
Ogar is further asking the Court to set aside her purported demotion from Assistant Director to Chief Security Intelligence Officer.
She is seeking a Court declaration that her employment with the SSS has statutory flavor and same may only be lawfully determined strictly in accordance with the relevant provisions of the public service Rules.
Ogar through her lawyer is asking the Court to determine whether she is a public officer and whether she can be lawfully demoted, sacked or retired by the defendants.

Author: News Editor

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