The National Industrial Court has fixed Tuesday to deliver judgment in an ex-governor, Jolly Nyame and three others’ suit for non-payment of their pension benefit arrears.
The other judgment creditors in the suit are Uba Ahmadu, Abubakar Armayau and Bilkisu Danboyi.
Through a garnishee proceeding, the judgment creditors had filed the suit against the judgment debtor, the Taraba State Government, and the garnishee debtor, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The matter brought up on Monday for ruling before Justice Osatohanmwen Obaseki-Osaghae was adjourned for judgment to enable a pending application to be taken.
The judge after that allowed the judgment debtor through its counsel, D. Sambo to take the application, which she said that judgment will be delivered on with the previous application that had been taken previously.
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The counsel informed the court that he had an application filed on Jan. 24, seeking the order of the court to set aside the Order Nisi granted in favour of the judgment creditors on Dec. 2, 2021.
He further said that the motion was supported by an 11-paragraph affidavit, attached with one exhibit.
The counsel in addition submitted that he had also filed a Written Address as his oral submission and urged the court to adopt the same.
The judgment creditors counsel, E. Irhilure on his part responded that he was opposing the application through his own application filed on Jan. 31 supported by a 3-paragraph affidavit attached with two exhibits.
CBN counsel, I. Wali in his submission informed the court that he was not opposing the judgment debtor’s application.
Therefore, the court adjourned until Tuesday to deliver judgment on the applications, NAN