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The Board of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has announced the dissolution of Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU), FIRS Unit whose Exco was purportedly made up of senior staff of FIRS, for reasons outlined in an official announcement circulated to all staff which reads as follows:

In a statement issued by the Director, Communications and Liaison Department of FIRS, Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad which was made available to CAPITAL POST in Abuja said, it was in line with Gazette No. 6 Vol. 65 dated 8th February, 1978 and National Industrial Court Judgement dated 27th June, 1995.

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“It is noted that the operations of Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) FIRS Unit as it is constituted today in FIRS is considered illegal as there are no longer any junior staff cadre employees in the service.

“There is accordingly no legal or other basis whatsoever for the continued existence of a junior staff cadre union in FIRS as the cadre of staff it is deemed to cover do not exist within the organisation.

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

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The statement further clarified that the right of workers to decide which union to belong is not absolute, but must be exercised within the limits of Trade Unions Act CAP T14 LFN 2004. This position was confirmed in the Judgment of the National Industrial Court – NCSU vs ASCSN (2004) 1NLLR Part 3, 427.

“In the light of all the above, The FIRS Board at its Meeting No. 30 held on the 24th June, 2021 therefore directed that, in view of items 1 & 2 above, the activities of NCSU FIRS Unit in the Service are henceforth considered illegal and the Union (NCSU FIRS Unit) is hereby proscribed with immediate effect.

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“The Management also assured staff that it is unreservedly willing to work and cooperate with the only legitimate representatives of staff, that is to say the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria.

“Accordingly, staff were called upon to redouble their efforts in executing the FIRS mandate of assessing, collecting and accounting for tax revenue for all levels of government as contained in the FIRS Establishment Act (2007)”, the statement concluded.


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