Court docket orders company to pay retired employee $3,000 month-to-month till death


The National Industrial Court docket of Nigeria (NICN) in Port Harcourt, Rivers Affirm, has ordered an organization, Intels Nigeria Ltd, to pay its veteran employee, Patrick Udoh, $325,183.5 as retirement delight in pleasure in 2012 till September 2021 within 30 days.

The court additionally ordered that Mr Udoh ought to serene be paid $3,000 month-to-month with produce from October 2021 as prolonged as he is alive and as prolonged because the company continues to feature in Nigeria.

The mediate, Faustina Kola-Olalere, held that the put tendered by Mr Udoh is a contractual endeavor between him and the company which is binding on the events and may maybe maybe well even be legally enforced.

The company had complied with the settlement for 18 years, nonetheless began to renege on its promise, prompting the claimant, Mr Udoh, to realize the court for an enforcement of the pledge.

Handing over judgement on the bound smartly with closing Friday, the mediate held that the month-to-month $3,000 claimed in opposition to the company by Mr Udoh is his retirement profits/fund, which he lives on after the termination of his employment.

The court pushed aside the defendant’s submission that it is constrained by Limitation Law of Rivers Affirm.

Defendant’s argument

In its defence, the company argued that Mr Udoh’s veteran boss wrote the letter of endeavor in his deepest skill to encourage the claimant following the termination of his employment with Intel Services and products Restricted and no longer as an officer or their agent.

Whereas urging the court to give a particular interpretation to the settlement, Intel Nigeria Ltd prayed the court to dismiss the issue for lacking advantage and to strike out the subject for being statute-barred.

It additionally contended that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the subject.

Nevertheless in her verdict, Ms Kola-Olalere affirmed the jurisdiction of the court and held that the case became no longer statute-barred, adding “the ruin being complained of is a continuous one.”

The court held that Conceal C.1 is a contractual settlement between the defendants (the employers) and their employee (the claimant), which is binding on the events and that the defendants rightly complied with these undertakings from January 1996 to September 2012 (a duration of practically 18 years).

The court held that the put tendered by Mr Udoh is a contractual endeavor between him and the company which is binding on the events and may maybe maybe well even be legally enforced.

From the digital summary of the judgement, which became viewed by our correspondent on the court’s web page, the presiding mediate acknowledged: “From info, the claimant- Chief Patrick Udoh had pleaded that he served the company for roughly 20 years and became compulsorily retired from the products and services with a condition that his veteran boss would guarantee that the company may maybe maybe well be paying him the sum of $3,000 (three thousand (US bucks) month-to-month as prolonged as company remains to be in operation in Nigeria.”

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