The Industrial Court sitting in Yenagoa, capital of Bayelsa State, has ordered the reinstatement of four lecturers demoted by the Federal University of Otuoke in Ogbia Local Government Area.
The four lectures include Professor Steve Nwabuzor, Dr. Feline Nwadike an associate professor, Dr. Sepribo Lawson -Jack an Associate Professor, Dr. Evans Eze also an Associate professor.
They were in 2018 demoted to Lecturer 1, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer 1, and Lecturer 11 respectively.
Justice Alkali , the presiding judge, ruled that the claimants be reinstated to their full status, privileges and entitlements by the institution .
Justice Alkali added that the university pay each claimant the sum of N5million Naira for defamation and Two hundred thousand Naira (200. 000) each for cost of litigation .
All the litigants were from the Diaspora who returned to serve in the university