Court Defers Ruling On Suit Filed Against PHCN
The National Industrial Court sitting in Akure has adjourned the case filed by the disengaged staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) against the company.
The ruling on the matter was postponed till October 18, 2016, after the court heard from counsels of both parties on Wednesday in Ondo State, southwest Nigeria.
The electricity employees were led by the President of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), Ondo State chapter, Clement Daudu.
The staff, numbering 75 were in court to challenge their alleged disengagement since 2013 without following due process and non-payment of their severance packages.
Joined in the suit as second, third and fourth defendants were the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and the National Electricity Liability Management Company (NELMCO).