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NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION v. DR. I. NWODO & ORS

(2018) JELR 38515 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/789/2013  •  26 Oct 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
TOM SHAIBU YAKUBU JCA; UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU JCA; GABRIEL OMONIYI KOLAWOLE JCA;

Judgement

TOM SHUAIBU YAKUBU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is sequel to the decision of the National Industrial Court, Holden at Lagos, delivered on 24 July, 2013. The respondents, being retired staff of the appellant, had on 23 October, 2012, filed an action against the latter, in a representative capacity , wherein they claimed that as retired staff of the appellant, who had retired from the services of the appellant, before 31 December, 2004, they were entitled to a harmonization of their pensions. This, according to the respondents, is by virtue of Section 173(3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended, Circulars from the Presidency, The office of the Head of Service of the Federation and Clause 43 of the NNPC Corporate Policy and Procedure Guidelines.

The reliefs sought by the respondents at paragraph 20 of the claim at pages 9-10 of the Record of Appeal are to wit:

a. A declaration that the Claimants and all other retired staff of th…

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