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The Board of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has dissolved the Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU), FIRS Unit.

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Mr Abdullahi Ahmad, the FIRS Director, Communications and Liaison Department made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday.

Ahmad explained that the union whose executives were made up of a senior staff of FIRS was dissolved in an official announcement circulated to all staff.

He said, “In line with Gazette No. 6 Vol 65 dated February 8, 1978, and National Industrial Court Judgement dated June 27, 1995, it’s noted that the operations of Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) FIRS Unit as it’s constituted today in FIRS is considered illegal.

“There are no longer any junior staff cadre employees in the service. There is accordingly no legal or other bases whatsoever for the continued existence of a junior staff cadre union in FIRS as the cadre of staff it is deemed to cover don’t exist within the organisation.

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“A letter from the Federal Ministry of Labour to the Head of Service of the Federation dated 19th Feb. 2015 confirmed the above position in categorical terms.

“This position was confirmed in the Judgment of the National Industrial Court – NCSU vs ASCSN (2004) 1NLLR Part 3, 427.

“The FIRS Board at its Meeting No. 30 held on the 24th June, 2021, therefore, directed that, in view of items 1 and 2 above, the activities of NCSU FIRS Unit in the Service are henceforth considered illegal.

“And the Union is hereby proscribed with immediate effect.”

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