BOLOUKUROMO MOSES UGO, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Suit No NICN/LA/356/2012 delivered on the 19th of June 2013.
In that Court, the respondent, a Principal Nursing Officer in the employment of the appellants, in her statement of facts, claimed against her employers, the appellants:
1. A Declaration that the refusal, failure, or neglect of the Defendants to facilitate her promotion since January 2010 till date as well as her subsequent suspension is unlawful, malicious, arbitrary and oppressive in the extreme on the footing of which she is entitled to be assuaged in damages.
2. A Declaration that her purported query and subsequent suspension by the appellants was malicious and hence null and void, of no effect whatsoever and must therefore be retracted by them.
3. A Declaration that it will be unjust, inequitable and indefensible in law to allow the appellants to delay and/or deny the promotion …