__IN THE NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL COURT OF NIGERIA__

__IN THE MINNA JUDICIAL DIVISION__

__HOLDEN AT ABUJA__

__ __

__BEFORE HIS LORDSHIP: HONOURABLE JUSTICE O. Y.
ANUWE__

__Dated: 8 ^{th} July 2024__

__SUIT NO: NICN/ABJ/56/2021__** **

__Between:__

** **

**1. Augustine O. Tokula**

**2. Usman Tenimu Ibrahim**

**3. Anate Audu**

**4. Olukotun O. Joseph**

**5. Gimba Ali**

**6. Ibrahim Tanko Yakubu**

**7. Musa Yahaya**

**8. Usman Shaibu**

**9. Raliatu Jibril **

**10. Mary Itodo**

**11. Mary Emmanuel**

**12. Phibi Samson**

**13. Asana Abubakar**

**14. Timothy Ocheni**

**15. Ojo Blessing Olorunkemi **

**16. Susana Musa Claimants**

**17. Yahaya Yusuf**

**18. Labaran Rabi Audu**

**19. John C. Atuluku**

**20. Alice Ojo Bello**

**21. Emmanuel Igono**

**22. Jibril Amidu**

**23. Tolufashe Shade**

**24. Mayaki Denja Usman**

**25. Ojone Joy James**

**26. Hajara Halilu**

**27. Yahaya O. Rusiat**

**28. Ikani Adejoh **

**29. Olorunkemi Bola**

**30. Alhaji Egbunu**

**31. Bala Ibrahim**

**32. Musa Jimba Baba**

**33. Mao Abdulrahman**

**34. Ademu Idris **

**35. Elijah Abu **

**36. Peter Aiyedina**

**37. Omale Yaro**

**38. Jibril Ocheni**

**39. Musa Abdullahi**

**40. Yomi Jagbemi**

**41. Mohammed A. Yakubu**

**42. Abdullahi Mohammed**

**43. Friday Salifu**

**44. Philip Alhassan **

**45. Yunusa Maryam**

**46. Idris Momoh**

**47. Mary Joseph**

**48. Yahaya Yunusa **

**49. Ismaila Ahiaba**

**50. Khadijat Abdullahi**

**51. Abu Edino Claimants **

**52. Mohammed Yahaya **

**53. Khadijat Mohammed**

**54. Sunday O. Usman**

**55. Anyaja Audu**

**56. Tijani Isah**

**57. Asibi Obaje**

**58. Akwu Iyodo**

**59. Hawa M. Zekeri**

**60. Helen Sule**

**61. Gabriel Ukwenya**

**62. Yahaya O. Ibrahim**

**63. Aisha Sani**

**64. Jonah Ogili**

**65. Jibril Zekeri**

**66. Umoru Yusuf**

**67. Emmanuel Jegede**

**68. Abdullahi Ugbeke**

**69. Friday Yunusa**

**70. Randsom Mudi**

**71. Comfort Sobo**

**72. Fatimoh Yunusa**

**73. Aminat Isah**

**74. Shaibu Hassana**

**75. Gabriel Omale **

**76. Salihu Ibrahim**

**77. Umoru Sule Ramotu**

**78. Agbonika Sunday**

**79. Segun Ajayi**

**80. Shaibu Hawa**

**81. Amodu Isah**

**82. Mumuni Isah**

**83. Haruna Audu**

**84. Moses Michael**

**85. Usman A. Bala**

**86. Raimi Bello**

**87. Usman Ganiyu**

**88. Ismaila Mohammed**

**89. Suleman Ogudu Claimants**

**90. Sabdat Ovah **

**91. Mohammed Salifu**

**92. Ajuma Enejo**

**93. Aishat Sule Rabiu**

**94. Samuel Egwuje**

**95. Maminetu Yusuf **

**96. Yunusa Mohammed**

**97. Sunday Achem**

**98. Shehu Sanni**

**99. Ignatus Ocheme**

**100. Aliyu Abubakar **

**101. Abdullahi Abdulmumuni**

**102. Benjamin Sanni**

**103. Ndako Mohammed**

**104. Jacob Kadir**

**105. Linus Ocholi**

**106. Sunday S. Ojo**

**107. Matthew Adeloju**

** **

__And__

** **

**1. Kogi
State Transport Company Limited**

**2. Kogi
State Government Defendants**

**3. Attorney
General, Kogi State**

** **

__Representation:__

**Aduojo Abah,
with him, U. Onoja for the Claimants**

**Stanley E.
Atule with him, Ojoma Etubi, Niima Rabiu, Toyin Balogun and N. M. Tseja for the
Defendants**

** JUDGMENT**

The Claimants, 107 in
number, instituted this suit vide a Complaint filed on 21^{st} February
2021 wherein they claimed the following reliefs against the defendants:

1. A Declaration that the employment of the
Claimants in this suit subsists and can only be determined by compliance with
the terms of their contract and extant labour laws in Nigeria.

2. A Declaration that the
Claimants (excluding the 1^{st}, 8^{th}, 16^{th}, 17^{th},
32^{nd}, 41^{st}, 51^{st}, 65^{th}, 67^{th},
68^{th}, 75^{th}, 86^{th}, 89^{th}, 97^{th}
and 104^{th} Claimants who were due for retirement as at 31^{st}
December 2020) monthly net salary is in the total sum of ~~N~~3,096,653.01 (Three Million, Ninety Six Thousand, Six Hundred and
Fifty Three Naira, One Kobo).

3. A Declaration that the Defendants are
indebted to the Claimants in the total net sum of ~~N~~376,794, 245.24 (Three Hundred and Seventy-Six Million, Seven
Hundred and Ninety-Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Forty-Five Naira, Twenty-Four
Kobo) representing total arrears of salaries owed the Claimants as at 31^{st}
December, 2020.

4. An Order directing the Defendants to pay
forthwith the total net sum of ~~N~~376,794,
245.24 (Three Hundred and Seventy-Six Million, Seven Hundred and Ninety-Four
Thousand, Two Hundred and Forty-Five Naira, Twenty-Four Kobo) being the total
net arrears of salaries owed the Claimants as at 31^{st} December,
2020.

5. An Order directing the Defendants to pay
the sum of ~~N~~3,096,653.01 (Three
Million, Ninety-Six Thousand, Six Hundred and Fifty-Three Naira, One Kobo) as
monthly salaries to the Claimants (excluding the 1^{st}, 8^{th},
16^{th}, 17^{th}, 32^{nd}, 41^{st}, 51^{st},
65^{th}, 67^{th}, 68^{th}, 75^{th}, 86^{th},
89^{th}, 97^{th} and 104^{th} Claimants who were due
for retirement as at 31^{st} December, 2020) from January, 2021 till
the determination of the Claimants' employment.

6. An Order directing the Defendants to
remit union check off deductions from the Claimants salaries in the total sum
of ~~N~~12,163,049.9 (Twelve Million, One
Hundred and Sixty Three Thousand, Forty Nine Naira, Nine Kobo) representing
union dues deductions from Claimants' salaries from August, 2011 to 31^{st}
December, 2020 to Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service
Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE) being the trade union
entitled to remission of their union check off deduction.

7. An Order directing the Defendants to
remit monthly the total sum of ~~N~~100,795.59
(One Hundred Thousand, Seven Hundred and Ninety Five Naira, Fifty Nine Kobo)
representing union dues deductions from Claimants' salaries from January, 2021
to Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and
Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE) being the trade union entitled to
remission of their Union check off deductions.

8. Cost of this action in the sum of ~~N~~10,000,000.00

__CASE OF THE CLAIMANTS__

In the statement of facts,
the claimants reply to the statement of defence and in the evidence adduced by
the 2^{nd} claimant who testified on behalf of all the claimants, the
case of the claimants is as follows: The 1^{st} Defendant is an agency
of the 2^{nd} Defendant and the salary structure in the 1^{st}
Defendant is as approved under the Minimum Wage for Kogi State Public Service
as set out in the Circular for approval of the implementation of pay Relativity
for Kogi State worker dated 6^{th} June 2011 and Circular for
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum wage in Kogi State Public
Service dated 2^{nd} December 2011. The implementation of pay
Relativity for Kogi State Public Service commenced on the 1^{st} June
2011. While the implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum wage in Kogi
State Public Service commenced on the 1^{st} December 2011. Apart from
implementing the transportation policies of Kogi State, the 1^{st}
Defendant is a revenue generating agency of the 2^{nd} Defendant. The 1^{st}
Defendant's generated revenues and expenditures are captured in the annual
budgets of Kogi State government. Again, the 2^{nd} Defendant appoints
Commissioners that superintend the management of the 1^{st} Defendant
and employ/deploy public servants for the Performance of its mandate. Thus,
workers in the 1^{st} Defendant are in the public service of Kogi State
government.

On 30^{th} June
2011, the 2^{nd} Defendant directed the lock-out of the Claimants from their
duty post and offices. The 2^{nd} Defendant further directed that a
notice be pasted on the 1^{st} Defendant's Notice Board to the effect
that all the workers should proceed on compulsory leave and ordered that the
gates, offices and parks of the 1^{st} Defendant be locked and keys
returned to it. No formal communication was issued to the Claimants on the
reason for the alleged compulsory leave and lockout till date. Before the lock
out, the claimants performed their duties in accordance with the terms of their
contract and they were not found wanting in any manner to warrant any
disciplinary measure of compulsory leave. The lock-out of the claimants
and the directive of the 2^{nd} Defendant that the claimants proceed on
compulsory leave is contrary to the terms of the claimants’ contracts and it
constitutes unfair labour practice and violates international best labour
practice. The claimants’ salaries were owed before the lock out and continued
to be owed after the lock out till date.

The 1^{st} Claimant
is the General Manager of the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 17
Step 9. He was employed on the 8^{th} January 2001 and was due for
retirement on the 3^{rd} March, 2013. His net monthly salary from June
2011 to November 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~140,980.85
and from December 2011 to 3^{rd} March 2013 is the sum of ~~N~~398,092.21. The 1^{st} Claimant
was born on the 3^{rd} March 1953 and became due for retirement on the
3rd March, 2013. The 1^{st} Claimant's cumulative salary from August,
2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure
is the sum of ~~N~~563,923.40. The
cumulative salary from December, 2011 to 3^{rd} March, 2013 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~6,369,475.36. The total net salary owed
the 1st Claimant as at the due date for his retirement from public service is the
total net sum of ~~N~~6,933,398.76. The 2^{nd}
claimant, CW1, is on salary grade level 13 step 6. He was employed on the 24^{th}
May 1994 and rose to the position of Finance Manager in 2008. His net monthly
salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~64,722.11 and from December, 2011 to date is the sum of ~~N~~103,232.47. The 2^{nd} claimant’s
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~258,888.44
and his cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~11,252,339.23. The total net
salary owed to the 2^{nd} claimant is the sum of
~~N~~11,511,227.67. The 3^{rd}
Claimant is the Operations Manager of the 1^{st} Defendant on salary
grade level 13 step 5. He was employed on the 4^{th} July, 1991 by
Kwara State Transport Corporation. Upon the creation of Kogi State in 1991, the
employment was transferred to Kogi State Civil Service and was posted to the 1^{st}
Defendant where he rose to become Operations Manager in 2008. His net monthly
salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~62,685.11 and from December, 2011 to date is the sum of ~~N~~99,133.91. The 3^{rd} Claimant's
cumulative net salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation
of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~250,740.44. The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to
December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum wage
salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~10,805,596.19. The total net salary owed
the 3^{rd} claimant is the sum of ~~N~~11,056,336.36.
The 4^{th} Claimant
is the Acting Company Secretary of the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 10 Step 4. He was employed on the 4^{th} December, 2003. His net
monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~46,727.19 and from December, 2011 to date
is the sum of ~~N~~73,175.12. The 4^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~186,908.76. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~7,976,088.08. The total net salary owed the 4^{th}
claimant is the sum of ~~N~~8,162,996.84.

The 5^{th} Claimant
is a Security Guard in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 2
Step 2. He was employed on the 3^{rd} November, 2010. His net monthly
salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~13,998.51 and from December, 2011 to date is the sum of ~~N~~17,229.63. The 5^{th} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~55,994.04.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~1,878,029.67. The total net
salary owed the Claimant is the sum of ~~N~~1,934,023.71.
The 6^{th} Claimant
is an Executive Officer, Administration in the 1^{st} Defendant on
salary grade level 7 Step 4. He was employed on the 10^{th} May, 2006.
His net monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~28,069.00 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~43,066.72. The 6^{th} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~112,276.00.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum
of ~~N~~4,694,272.48. The total net salary
owed the Claimant is the sum of ~~N~~4,806,548.48. The
7^{th} Claimant is a Clerical Officer, Administration in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 4 Step 8. He was employed on the 5^{th}
May, 2004. His net monthly salary between June, 2011 and November, 2011 is the
sum of ~~N~~17,774.34 and from December,
2011 to date is the sum of ~~N~~22,152.58.
The 7^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~71,097.36. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,414,631.22. The total net salary owed the Claimant is the sum of
~~N~~2,485,728.58.
The 8^{th} Claimant
is a Security Guard in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 4
Step 9. He was employed on the 18^{th} November, 2002 and was due to
retire on 13^{th} April, 2016. His net monthly salary between June,
2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~18,254.14
and from December, 2011 to 13^{th} April, 2016 is ~~N~~22,782.63. The 8^{th} Claimant was due for retirement on
the 13^{th} April, 2016. His cumulative salary from August, 2011 to
November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum
of ~~N~~73,016.56. The cumulative salary
from
December, 2011 to 3^{rd}
March, 2013 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the
sum of ~~N~~1,207,479.39. The total net
salary owed at the
due date for his retirement from public service is the total sum of ~~N~~1,280,495.95. The
9^{th} Claimant is a Cleaner in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary
grade level 3 Step 7. She was employed on the 4^{th }March, 2004. Her
net monthly salary between June 2011 and November 2011
is the sum of ~~N~~16,254.53 and from
December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~20,157.05.
The 9^{th} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~65,018.12.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation
of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,197,118.45. The total net salary owed
the 9^{th} claimant is the sum of ~~N~~2,262,136.57. The
10^{th} Claimant is a Cleaner in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary
grade level 3 Step 7. She was employed on the 13^{th} November, 2003.
Her net monthly salary between June 2011 and November 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~16,254.53 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~20,157.05. The 10^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation
of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~65,018.12. The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to
December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum wage
salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,197,118.45.
The total net salary owed the 10^{th} claimant is the sum of ~~N~~2,262,136.57

The 11^{th}
Claimant is a Cleaner in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 2
Step 5. She was employed on the 29^{th} November, 2007. Her net monthly
salary between June, 2011 and November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~14,988.55 and from December 2011 to date is ~~N~~18,509.60. The 11^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~59,954.20. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~2,017,546.40. The total net
salary owed the 11^{th} Claimant is the sum of ~~N~~2,077,500.60. The
12^{th} Claimant is a Cleaner in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary
grade level 2 Step 6. She
was employed on the 30^{th} June, 2006. Her net monthly salary between
June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~15,818.56
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~18,936.30.
The 12th Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~63,274.24. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,064,056.70. The total net salary owed the 12^{th}
Claimant is the sum of ~~N~~2,127,330.94.
The 13^{th}
Claimant is a Cleaner in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 2
Step 6. She was employed on the 30^{th} June, 2006. Her net monthly
salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~15,818.56 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~18,936.30. The 13^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~63,274.24. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~2,064,056.70. The total net
salary owed the 13^{th} Claimant is the sum of ~~N~~2,127,330.94. The
14^{th} Claimant is a Security Guard in the 1^{st} Defendant on
salary grade level 4 Step 10. He was employed on 12^{th} March, 2001.
His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~18,733.95 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~23,412.61. The 14^{th} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~74,935.80.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary Structure is the
sum of ~~N~~2,551,974.49. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,626,910.29.
The 15^{th}
Claimant is an Assistant Executive Officer Administration in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 6 Step 7. She was employed on 10^{th}
December, 2002. Her net monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is
the sum of ~~N~~23,184.44 and from
December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~28,442.82.
The 15^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~92,737.76. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~3,100,267.38. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,193,005.14.

The 16^{th}
Claimant is a Cleaner in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 5
Step 5. She was employed on the 23^{rd} June, 2005 and was due to
retire on the 13^{th} April, 2016. Her net monthly salary between June,
2011 and November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~18,282.67
and from December, 2011 to 13^{th} April, 2016 is ~~N~~22,007.62. The 16^{th} Claimant was due for retirement on
the 13^{th} April, 2016. Her cumulative salary from August, 2011 to
November, 2011 under implementation of pay Relativity salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~73,130.68. The cumulative
salary from December, 2011 to 13th April, 2016 under implementation of Eighteen
Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~1,166,350.86.
The total net salary owed at the due date for her retirement from public
service is the total sum of ~~N~~1,238,481.54.
The 17^{th} Claimant is a Security Guard in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 3 step 3. He was employed on the 8^{th}
July, 2009 and was due to retire on the 10^{th} January, 2020. His net
monthly salary between June, 2011 and November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~14,637.04 and from December, 2011 to 10^{th}
January, 2020 is ~~N~~18,059.31. The 17^{th}
Claimant was due for retirement on the 8^{th} July, 2013. His
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~58,548.16.
The cumulative salary from December,
2011 to 8^{th} July, 2013 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~361,186.20.
The total net salary owed at the due date for her retirement from public
service is the total sum of ~~N~~419,734.36.
The 18^{th}
Claimant is a Public Relations Officer in the 1^{st} Defendant on
salary grade level 9 Step 6. She was employed on 3^{rd} October, 2003.
Her net
monthly salary between
June, 2011 and November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~42,891.99
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~66,702.04.
The 18^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~171,567.96. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~7,270,522.36. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~7,442,090.32.
The 19^{th}
Claimant is a Security Officer in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 3 Step 1. He was employed on the 13^{th} January, 2011. His net
monthly salary between June, 2011 and November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~13,825.91 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~17,010.51. The 19^{th} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~55,303.64.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~1,854,145.59. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~1,909,449.23.
The 20^{th}
Claimant is a Principal Executive Officer in the 1^{st} Defendant on
salary grade level 10 Step 8. She was employed on the 8^{th} February,
1989. Her net monthly salary between June, 2011 and November, 2011 is the sum
of ~~N~~51,766.91 and from December, 2011
to date is the sum of ~~N~~81,710.09. The
20^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~207,067.64. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~8,906,399.81. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~9,113,467.45.

The 21^{st}
Claimant is a Senior Executive Officer (Accounts) in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 9 Step 6. He was employed on the 21^{st}
November, 1994. His net monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is
the sum of ~~N~~42,891.99 and from
December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~66,702.04.
The 21^{st} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~171,567.96. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~7,270,522.36. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~7,442,090.32.
The 22^{nd}
Claimant is a Store Officer in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 8 Step 8. He was employed on the 25^{th} February, 2003. His net
monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~38,949.77 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~60,049.93. The 22^{nd}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation
of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~155,799.08. The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to
December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum wage
salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~6,545,442.37.
The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~6,701,241.45.
The 23^{rd}
Claimant is a Higher Executive Officer (Accounts) in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 8 Step 9. He was employed on the 2^{nd}
March, 2001. His net monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the
sum of ~~N~~39,915.42 and from December,
2011 to date is ~~N~~61,679.65. The 23^{rd}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~159, 661.68. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~6,723,081.85. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~6,882,743.53.
The 24^{th}
Claimant is a Higher Executive Officer (Accounts) in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 8 Step 9. He was employed on 26^{th}
July, 1999. His net monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the
sum of ~~N~~39,915.42 and from December,
2011 to date is ~~N~~61,679.65. The 24^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~159,661.68. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~6,723,081.85. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~6,882,743.53.
The 25^{th}
Claimant is an Executive Officer (Accounts) in the Defendant on salary grade 8
Step 4. She was employed on the 2^{nd} May, 2002. Her net monthly
salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~35,044.62 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~53,531.15. The 25^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~140,178.48.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~5,834,895.35. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~5,975,073.83.
The 26^{th}
Claimant is a Clerical Officer (Store) in the 1^{st} Defendant on
salary grade level 6 Step 7. She was employed on the 16^{th} May, 2003.
Her net monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~23,184.44 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~28,442.82. The 26^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~92,737.76. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~3,100,267.38. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,193,005.14.

The 27^{th}
Claimant is an Assistant Executive Officer (Accounts) in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 6 Step 7. She was employed on the If December,
2002. Her net monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of
~~N~~23,184.44 and from December, 2011 to
date is ~~N~~28,442.82. The 27^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~92,737.76. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~3,100,267.38. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,193,005.14.
The 28^{th}
Claimant is an Assistant Executive Officer (Store) in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 6 Step 4. She was employed on the 11^{th}
October, 2006. Her net monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is
the sum of ~~N~~21,145.93 and from
December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~25,766.28.
The 28^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~84,583.72. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,808,524.52. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,893,108.24.
The 29^{th}
Claimant is a Clerical Officer (Administration) in the 1^{st} Defendant
on salary grade level 5 Step 5. She was employed on the 8^{th}
December, 2003. Her net monthly salary between June, 2011 and November, 2011 is
the sum of ~~N~~18,282.67 and from
December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~22,006.62.
The 29^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~73,130.68. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen
Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,398,721.58. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,471,852.26.
The 30^{th}
claimant is a Clerical Officer (Administration) in the 1^{st} Defendant
on salary grade level 4 Step 9. He was employed on the 10^{th}
December, 2002. His net monthly salary between June, 2011 and November, 2011 is
the sum of ~~N~~18,254.14 and from
December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~22,782.63.
The 30^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~73,016.56. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,483,306.67. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,556,323.23.

The 31^{st} Claimant
is a Ticket Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 3 Step
6. He was employed on the 26^{th} October 2006. His net monthly salary
between June 2011 and
November 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~15,853.73
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~19,632.58.
The 31^{st} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~63,414.92. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,139,951.22. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,203,366.14.
The 32^{nd}
Claimant is a Senior Works superintendent in the 1^{st} Defendant on
salary grade level 9 Step 6. He was employed on the 2^{nd} October,
1989 and was due for retirement on the 14^{th} November 2018. His net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~42,891.99 and from December, 2011 to 14^{th}
November, 2018 is ~~N~~66,702.04. The 32^{nd}
Claimant was due for retirement on the 14th November, 2018. His cumulative
salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay
Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~171,567.96.
The cumulative salary from December, 2011 to 14^{th} November, 2018
under implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~5,502,971.36. The total net salary owed
at the due date for his retirement from public service is the total sum of ~~N~~5,774,539.32.
The 33^{rd}
Claimant is a foreman in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 6 Step
10. He was employed on the 22^{nd} July, 1998. His net monthly salary
from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~25,204.89 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~31,119.37. The 33^{rd} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~100,891.56.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the
sum of ~~N~~3,392,011.33. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,492,830.89.
The 34^{th}
Claimant is a Mechanic mate in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 2 Step 6. He was employed on the 1^{st} February, 2006. His net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~15,318.56 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~18,936.30. The 34^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~61,274.24. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,064,056.70. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,125,330.94.
The 35^{th}
Claimant is a foreman in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 6 Step
5. He was employed on the
30^{th} March, 2007. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to
November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~21,825.43
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~26,658.46.
The 35^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~87,301.72. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,905,772.14. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,993,073.86.

The 36^{th}
Claimant is an Auto electrician in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 5 Step 4. He was employed on the 31^{st} January, 2008. His net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~17,725.06 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~21,274.63. The 36^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~70,900.24. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,318,934.67. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,389,834.91. The 37^{th}
Claimant is a Craftsman in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 5
Step 6. He was employed on the 6^{th} April, 2004 and was due to retire
on 8^{th} January, 2020. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to
November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~18,282.67
and from December, 2011 to 8^{th} January, 2020 is ~~N~~22,006.62. The 37^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~73,130.68. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to January, 2020 under implementation
of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,398,721.58. The total net salary owed
is the sum of ~~N~~2,471,852.26.
The 38^{th}
Claimant is a Craftsman in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 5
Step 7. He was employed on the 22^{nd} November, 2002. His net monthly
salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~19,397.89 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~23,470.44. The 38^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~77,591.56. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,558,277.96. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,635,869.52.
The 39^{th} Claimant
is a principal Store Officer in the 19^{th} Defendant on salary grade
level 12 Step 2. He was employed on the 28^{th} September, 1988. His
net monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~55,173.04 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~86,830.04. The 39^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~220,692.16. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~9,464,474.36. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~9,685,116.52.
The 40^{th}
Claimant is a Principal Executive officer (Administration) in the Defendant on
salary grade level 10 Step 7. He was employed on 12 December, 1990. His net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~50,520.08 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~79,576.35. The 40^{th}
claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~202,080.32. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~8,673,822.15. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~8,875,902.47.

The 41^{st}
Claimant is a Traffic Inspector in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 8 Step 6. He was employed on the 27^{th} December, 1991 and was
due to retire on 2^{nd} January, 2016. His net monthly salary from June
2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~37,006.95
and from December, 2011 to 2^{nd} January, 2016 is ~~N~~56, 790.50. 41^{st} Claimant was due for retirement on the
2nd January, 2016. His cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011
under the implementation of pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~148,027.80. The cumulative salary from
December, 2011 to 2nd January, 2016 under the implementation of Eighteen
Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~2,839,525.00.
The total net salary owed at the due date for his retirement from public
service is the total sum of ~~N~~2,987,552.80.
The 42^{nd} Claimant is a Station Officer in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 7 Step 5. He was employed on the 2^{nd}
March, 2001. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the
sum of ~~N~~28,893.79 and from December,
2011 to date is ~~N~~44,473.20. The 42^{nd}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~115,575.16. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~4,847,578.80. The total net salary owed is the sum of
~~N~~4,963,153.96.
The 43^{rd}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 4
Step 2.
He was employed on the 18^{th}
November, 2009. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum
of ~~N~~14,879.32 and from December, 2011
to date is ~~N~~18,372.47. The 43^{rd}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~59,517.28. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,002,599.23. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,062,116.51.
The 44^{th}
Claimant is a Higher Executive Officer (Accounts) in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 8 Step 8. He was employed on the 2^{nd}
March, 2001. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the
sum of ~~N~~38,949.77 and from December,
2011 to date is ~~N~~60,049.93. The 44^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~155,799.08. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen
Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~6,545,442.37. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~6,701,241.45.
The 45^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 5 Step 9. She was employed on the 2^{nd} March, 2001. Her net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~20,513.11 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~24,934.34. The 45^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~82,052.44. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,717,843.06. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,799,895.50.

The 46^{th}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 6
Step 9. He was employed on the 9^{th} May, 1997. His net monthly salary
from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~24,535.86 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~30,227.18. The 46^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~98,143.44. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~3,294,762.62. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,392,906.06.
The 47^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 5 Step 9. She was employed on the 5^{th} March, 2003. Her net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~20,513.11 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~24,934.34. The 47^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~82,052.44. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,717,843.06. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,799,895.50.
The 48^{th}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 3
Step 9. He was employed on the 2^{nd} March, 2001. His net monthly
salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~17,053.34 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~21,205.85. The 48^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~68,213.36. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~2,311,437.65. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,379,651.01.
The 49^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 4 Step 7. He was employed on the 9^{th} December, 2002. His net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~17,294.54 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~21,522.60. The 49^{th} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~69,178.16.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of N2,345,963.40. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,415,141.56.
The 50^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the Defendant on salary grade level 4 Step 5. He
was employed on the 27^{th} July, 2007. His net monthly salary from
June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~16,
334.93 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~20,262.56.
The 50^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~56,339.72. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,208,619.04. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,273,958.76

The 51^{st}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 5
Step 6. He was employed on the 23^{rd} February, 2004 and was due to
retire on the 19^{th} April, 2017. His net monthly salary from June,
2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~18,840.28
and from December, 2011 to 15^{th} April, 2017 is ~~N~~22,738.53. The 51^{st} Claimant was due for retirement on
the 15th April, 2017. His cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011
under implementation Of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~75,361.12. The cumulative salary from December,
2011 to 15^{th} April, 2017 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~1,478,004.45.
The total net salary owed at the due date for his retirement from public
service is the total sum of ~~N~~1,553,365.57.
The 52^{nd} Claimant is a Ticket Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant
on salary grade level 6 Step 5. He was employed on the 27^{th} August,
2004. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~21,825.43 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~26,656.46. The 52^{nd} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~87,301.72.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~2,905,554.14. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,992,855.86.
The 53^{rd}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 4 Step 9. She was employed on the 18^{th} November, 2002. Her net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~18,254.14 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~22,782.63. The 53^{rd}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~73,016.56. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,483,306.67. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,552,323.23.
The 54^{th} Claimant
is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 4 Step
2. He was employed on the 6^{th} September, 2010. His net monthly
salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~14,879.32 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~18,372.47. The 54^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~59,517.28. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~2,002,599.23. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,062,116.51.
The 55^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 5 Step 6. She was employed on the 24^{th} February, 2004. Her net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~18,840.28 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~22,738.53.
The 55^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~75,361.12. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,478, 499.77. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,553,860.89.

The 56^{th}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 4
Step 2. He was employed on the 8^{th} December, 2009. His net monthly
salary from June,
2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~14,879.32
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~18,372.47.
The 56th Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~59,517.28. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,002,599.23. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,062,116.51.
The 57^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 6 Step 4. She was employed on the 4^{th} February, 2008. Her net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~21,145.93 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~25,766.28. The 57^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~84,583.72. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,808,524.52. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,893,108.24.
The 58^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 6 Step 8. He was employed on the 15^{th} September, 1998. His net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~23,863.95 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~29,335.00. The 58^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of N95,455.80. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the
sum of ~~N~~3,197,515.00. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,292,970.80.
The 59^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 6 Step 7. She was employed on the 2^{nd} March, 2001. Her net
monthly salary between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~23,184.44 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~28,442.82. The 59^{th} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August' 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~92,737.76.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~3,100,267.38. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,193,005.14.
The 60^{th} Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant
on salary grade level 5 Step 8. She was employed on the 26^{th} April,
2002. Her net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~19,955.50 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~24,202.43. The 60^{th} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~79,822.00.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation
of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,638,064.87. The total net salary owed
is the sum of ~~N~~2,717,886.87.

The 61^{st}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 5
Step 9. He was employed on the 7^{th} November, 2002. His net monthly
salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~20,513.11 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~24, 934.34. The 61^{st} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~82,052.44. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~2,717,843.06. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,799,895.50.
The 62^{nd}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 5
Step 8. He was employed on 2^{nd} March, 2001. His net monthly salary
from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~19,955.50 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~24,202.43. The 62^{nd} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~79,822.00. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~2,638,064.87. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,717,886.87.
The 63^{rd}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 6 Step 4. He was employed on the 2^{nd} April, 2008. His net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~21,145.93 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~25,766.28. The 63^{rd}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~84,583.72. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,808,524.52. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,893,108.24.
The 64^{th}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 5
Step 9.
He was employed on the 2^{nd}
March, 2001. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the
sum of ~~N~~20,513.11 and from December,
2011 to date is ~~N~~24,934.34. The 64^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~82,052.44. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,717,843.06. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,799,895.50.
The 65^{th}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 6
step 1. He was employed on the 9^{th} June, 2010 for a 3-year contract
subject to renewal upon application. The contract was due for renewal on 9^{th}
June, 2013 but same was not renewed. His net monthly salary between June, 2011
to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~19,786.92
and from December, 2011 to 9th June, 2013 is ~~N~~23,089.74.
His cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation
of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~79,147.68. The cumulative salary from December, 2011 to 9th June,
2013 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of
~~N~~438,705.06.
The total net salary owed at the due date of expiration of his contract is the
sum of ~~N~~517,852.74.

The 66^{th}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 5
Step 9.
He was employed on the 2nd
March, 2001. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the
sum of ~~N~~20,513.11 and from December,
2011 to date is ~~N~~24,934.34. The 66^{th}
claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~82,052.44. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,717,843.06. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,799,895.50.
The 67^{th}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 4
Step 8.
He was employed on the 14th
June, 2001 and was due to retire on the 15^{th} March, 2016. His net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~17,774.34 and from December, 2011 to 15^{th}
March, 2016 is ~~N~~22,152.58. The 67^{th}
Claimant was due for retirement on the 15^{th} March, 2016. His
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~71,097.36.
The cumulative salary from December, 2011 to 15^{th} March, 2016 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~1,151,934.16. The total net salary owed
at the due date for his retirement from public service is the total sum of ~~N~~1,223,031.52.
The 68^{th}
Claimant is a Traffic Inspector in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 8 Step 14. He was employed on the 14^{th} October, 1988 and was
due to retire on the 4^{th} November, 2014. His net monthly salary from
June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~44,743.64
and from December, 2011 to November, 2014 is ~~N~~69,828.22.
The 68^{th} Claimant's was due for retirement on the 4^{th}
October, 2013. His cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~178,974.56. The cumulative salary from
December, 2011 to October, 2013 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira
Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~1,606,049.06.
The total net salary owed at the due date for his retirement from public
service is the total sum of ~~N~~1,785,023.62.
The 69^{th}
Claimant is a Station Officer in the 1st Defendant on salary grade level 8 Step
7. He was employed on the 22^{nd} March, 1994. His net monthly salary
between June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~37,984.13 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~58, 420.22. The 69^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~151, 936.52.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the
sum of ~~N~~6, 367, 803.98. The total net
salary owed is the sum of N6, 519, 740.05. The 70^{th} Claimant is an
Assistant Executive Officer (Accounts) in the Defendant on salary grade level 6
Step 5. He was employed on the 14^{th} December, 2006. His net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~21, 825.43 and from December, 2011 to
date is ~~N~~26,656.46. The 70^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~87,301.72. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,905,554.14. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,992,855.86.

The 71^{st}
Claimant is an Assistant Executive Officer (Store) in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 6 Step 5. He was employed on the 3^{rd}
May, 2007. His net monthly
salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~21,825.43 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~26,656.46. The 71^{st} Claimant's cumulative from August,
2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity Structure is the
sum of ~~N~~87,301.72. The cumulative net
salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen
Thousand Naira Minimum wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,905,554.14. The total net salary owed
is the sum of ~~N~~2,922,855.86.
The 72^{nd} Claimant
is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 3 Step
8. She was employed on the 3rd March, 2004. Her net monthly salary from June,
2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~16,653.94
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~20,681.45.
The 72^{nd} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~66,615.76. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira
Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,254,278.05.
The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,320,893.81.
The 73^{rd}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 4 Step 6. She was employed on the 2^{nd} March, 2006. Her net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~16,814.74 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~20,892.54. The 73^{rd}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~67,258.96. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,277,286.86. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,344,545.82.
The 74^{th}
Claimant is a Clerical Officer (Accounts) in the 1st Defendant on salary grade
level 5 Step 5. She was employed on the 24^{th} February, 2004. Her net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~18,282.67 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~22,006.62.
The 74^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~73,130.68. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,398,721.58. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,471,852.26.
The 75^{th}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1st Defendant on salary grade level 4 Step 8. He
was employed on the 12^{th} July, 2003 and was due to retire on the 4^{th}
December, 2017. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the
sum of ~~N~~17,774.34 and from December,
2011 to 4^{th} December, 2017 is ~~N~~22,152.58.
The 75^{th} Claimant was due for retirement on the 4^{th} December,
2017. His cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~71,097.36. The cumulative salary from
December, 2011 to 4^{th} December, 2017 under implementation of
Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~1,617,138.34. The total net salary owed at the due date for his
retirement from public service is the total sum of ~~N~~1,688,235.70.

The 76^{th}
Claimant is an Assistant Craftsman in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary
grade level 4 Step 8. He was employed on the 16th December, 1998 and was due to
retire on the 6^{th} February, 2020. His net monthly salary from June,
2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~17,774.34
and from December, 2011 to 6th February, 2020 is ~~N~~22,152.58. The 76^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity Salary Structure
is the sum of ~~N~~71,097.36. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the
sum of ~~N~~2,414,631.22. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,485,728.58.
The 77^{th}
Claimant is a Cleaner in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 2
Step 3. She was employed on the 25^{th} September, 2008. Her net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~14,328.52 and from
December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~17,656.33. The 77^{th} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~57,314.08.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the
sum of ~~N~~1,924,539.97. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~1,981,854.05.
The 78^{th} Claimant
is a Welder in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 4 step 3. He
was employed on the 1^{st} December, 2008. His net monthly salary from
June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~15,366.53
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~19,002.45.
The 78^{th} Claimant's cumulative from August, 2011 to November, 201
under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~61,466.12. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,071,267.05. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,132,733.17.
The 79^{th}
Claimant is a Foreman in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 6
Step 7. He was employed on the 24^{th} September, 1998. His net monthly
salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~23,184.44 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~28,442.82. The 79^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~92,737.76. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~3,100,267.38. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,193,005.14.
The 80^{th} Claimant is a Senior Executive Officer (Accounts) in the 1^{st}
Defendant on salary grade level 9 Step 8. She was employed on the 16^{th}
January, 1992. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the
sum of ~~N~~45,191.62 and from December,
2011 to date is ~~N~~70,582.76. The 80^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~180,766.48. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~7,693,520.84. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~7,874,287.32.

The 81^{st }Claimant
is a Traffic Inspector in the 1st Defendant on salary grade level 7 Step 8. He
was employed on the 10^{th} October, 2003. His net monthly salary from
June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~31,368.16
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~48,692.47.
The 81^{st} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~125,472.64. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~5,307,479.23. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~5,432,951.87.
The 82^{nd}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1st Defendant on salary grade level 5 Step 9. His
net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~20,513.11 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~24,934.34. The 82^{nd}
Claimant was due for retirement on the 11^{th} March, 2019. His
Cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~82,052.44.
The cumulative salary from December, 2011 to 11^{th} March, 2019 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~2,717,843.06. The total net salary owed
at the due date for his retirement from public service is the total sum of ~~N~~2,799, 895.05.
The 83^{rd}
Claimant is a Driver in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 4
Step 7. He was employed on the 6^{th} June, 2005. His net monthly
salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~17,294.54 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~21,522.60. The 83^{rd} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~69,178.16. The
cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the
sum of ~~N~~2,345,963.40. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,415,141.56.
The 84^{th}
Claimant is a Craftsman in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 5
step 6. He was employed on the 5^{th} November, 2003 and was due to
retire on July, 2020. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011
is
the sum of ~~N~~18,840.28 and from December, 2011 to
July, 2020 is ~~N~~22,738.53. The 84^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~75,361.12. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,478,499.77. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,553,860.89.
The 85^{th}
Claimant is an Executive Officer (Accounts) in the 1^{st} Defendant on
salary grade level 7 Step 4. He was employed on the 17^{th} November,
2004. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~28,069.00 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~43,066.72. The 85^{th} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~112,276.00.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~4,694,272.48. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~4,806,548.48.

The 86^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 6 Step 6. He was employed on the 23^{rd} January, 2003 and was due
to retire on 6^{th} May, 2018. His net monthly salary from June, 2011
to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~22,504.94
and from December, 2011 to 6^{th} May, 2018 is ~~N~~27,550.64. The 86^{th} Claimant was due for retirement on
the 6^{th} May, 2018. His cumulative salary from August, 2011 to
November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~90,019.76. The cumulative
salary from December, 2011 to 6^{th} May, 2018 under implementation of
Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~2,148,942.92. The total net salary owed at the due date for his
retirement from public service is the total sum of ~~N~~2,238,969.68. The
87^{th} Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on
salary grade level 4 Step 5. He was employed on the 14^{th} February,
2006. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~16,334.93 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~20,262.56. The 87^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~65,339.72. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,208, 619.04. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,273,958.76.
The 88^{th} Claimant
is a Booking Clerk in the Defendant on salary grade level 5 Step 4. He was
employed on the 27^{th} August, 2003. His net monthly salary from June,
2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~17,725.06
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~21,274.63.
The 88^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~70,900.24. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,318,934.67. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,389,834.91.
The 89^{th}
Claimant is a Craftsman in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade level 5
Step 6. He was employed on the 27^{th} October, 2003 and was due to
retire on the 16^{th} January, 2013. His net monthly salary from June,
2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~18,840.28
and from December, 2011 to 16^{th} January, 2013 is ~~N~~22,738.53. The 89^{th} Claimant
was due for retirement on the 16^{th} January, 2013. His Cumulative
salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay
Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~75,361.12.
The cumulative salary from December, 2011 to 16^{th} January, 2013
under implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~318,339.42. The total net salary owed at
the due date for his retirement from public service is the total sum of ~~N~~393,700.54. The 90^{th}
Claimant is a Ticket Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 6 Step 9. She was employed on the 18^{th} April, 1994. Her net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~24,535.86 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~30,227.18. The 90^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~98,143.44. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~3,294,762.62. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,392,906.06.

The 91^{st}
Claimant is a Clerical Officer (Administration) in the 1^{st} Defendant
on salary grade level 5 Step 8. He was employed on the 23^{rd} April,
2001. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~19,955.50 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~24,202.43. The 91^{st}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~79,822.00. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,638,064.87. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,717,886.87.
The 92^{nd}
Claimant is an Executive Officer (Store) in the Defendant on salary grade level
8 Step 8. She was employed on the 20^{th} July, 1992. Her net monthly
salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~38,949.77 and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~60,049.93. The 92^{nd} Claimant's cumulative salary from
August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary
structure is the sum of ~~N~~155,799.08.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~6,545,442.37. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~6,701,241.45.
The 93^{rd}
Claimant is an Executive Officer (Accounts) in the 1^{st} Defendant on
salary grade level 7 Step 5. She was employed on the 4^{th} February,
2005. Her net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~28,893.79 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~44,473.20. The 93^{rd}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~115,575.16. The cumulative net salary
from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~4,847,578.80. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~4,963,153.96.
The 94^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk in the 1^{st} Defendant on salary grade
level 6 Step 6. He was employed on the 28^{th} April. 2002. His net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~22,504.94 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~27,550.64. The 94^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~90,019.76. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~3,003,019.76. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,093,039.52.
The 95^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk on salary grade level 6 Step 6. She was employed on
the 2^{nd} March, 2001. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to
November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~22,504.94
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~27,550.64.
The 95^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~90,019.76. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Stricture is the sum of ~~N~~3,003,019.76. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,093,039.52.

The 96^{th}
claimant is a Booking Clerk on salary grade level 5 Step 5. He was employed on
the April, 2005. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is
the sum of ~~N~~18,282.67 and from
December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~22,006.62.
The 96^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August' 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~73,130.68. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,398,721.58. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~4,471,852.26.
The 97^{th}
Claimant is a Security Guard on salary grade level 3 Step 6. He was employed on
the 3^{rd} October, 2006 and was due to retire on the 1^{st} January
2013. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~15,853.73 and from December, 2011 to
January, 2013 is ~~N~~19,632.58. The 97^{th}
Claimant was due for retirement on the January, 2013. His cumulative salary
from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of pay Relativity
salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~63,414.92.
The cumulative salary from December, 2011 to 1^{st} January, 2013 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~274, 856.12. The total net salary owed at
the due date for his retirement from public service is the total sum of ~~N~~338,271.04. The 98^{th}
Claimant is an Assistant Craftsman on salary grade level 4 Step 7. He was
employed on the 30^{th} June, 2005. His net monthly salary from June,
2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~17,294.54
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~21,522.60.
The 98^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November,
2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~69,178.16. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,345,963.40. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,415,141.56.
The 99^{th}
Claimant is a Security Guard on salary grade level 5 Step 8. He was employed on
the May, 2002. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the
sum of ~~N~~19,955.50 and from December,
2011 to date is ~~N~~24,202.43. The 99^{th}
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~79,822.00. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,638,064.87. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,717,886.87.
The 100^{th}
claimant is a Vulcanizer on salary grade level 4 Step 9. He was employed on the
18^{th} December, 2002. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to
November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~18,254.14
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~22,782.63.
The 100^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to
November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~73,016.56. The cumulative net
salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen
Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,483,306.67. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,556,323.23.

The 101^{st}
Claimant is a Foreman on salary grade level 6 Step 9. He was employed on the 11^{th}
March, 1999. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the
sum of ~~N~~24,535.86 and from December,
2011 to date is ~~N~~30,227.18. The 101st
Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~98,143.44. The cumulative net salary from
December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen Thousand
Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~3,294,762.62. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~3,392,906.06.
The 102^{nd}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk on salary grade level 5 Step 9. He was employed on
the 20^{th} March, 2001. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to
November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~20,513.11
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~24,934.34.
The 102^{nd} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to
November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~82,052.44. The cumulative net
salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen
Thousand Naira Minimum wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,717,843.06. The total net salary owed
is the sum of ~~N~~2,799,895.50.
The 103^{rd}
Claimant is a Higher Operations Superintendent on salary grade level 8 Step 9.
He was employed on the 18^{th} May, 1994. His net monthly salary from
June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~39,915.42
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~61,679.65.
The 103^{rd} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to
November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~159,661.68. The cumulative net
salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen
Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~6,723,081.85. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~6,882,743.53.
The 104^{th}
Claimant is a Higher Works Superintendent (Auto Elect.) on salary grade level 8
Step 10. He was employed on the 16^{th} April, 1990 and was due to
retire on the 1^{st} January, 2014. His net monthly salary from June,
2011 to
November, 2011 is the sum
of ~~N~~40,913.06 and from December, 2011
to 1^{st} January, 2014 is ~~N~~63,309.36.
The 104^{th} Claimant was due for retirement on the 1^{st} January,
2014. His cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under
implementation of pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~163,652.24. The cumulative salary from
December, 2011 to 1^{st} January, 2014 under implementation of Eighteen
Thousand Naira Minimum Wage is the sum of ~~N~~1,646,043.36.
The total net salary owed at the due date for his retirement from public
service is the total sum of ~~N~~1,809,695.60.
The 105^{th} Claimant is an Executive Officer (Accounts) on salary
grade level 8 step 6. He was employed on the 6^{th} May, 1994. His net
monthly salary from June, 2011 to November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~37,006.95 and from December, 2011 to date
is ~~N~~56,790.50. The 105^{th} Claimant's
cumulative salary from August, 2011 to November, 2011 under implementation of
Pay Relativity salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~148,027.80.
The cumulative net salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under
implementation of Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~6,190,164.50. The total net
salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~6,338,192.30.

The 106^{th}
Claimant is a Booking Clerk on salary grade level 4 Step 8. He was employed on
the 27^{th} August, 2003. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to
November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~17,774.34
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~22,152.58.
The 106^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to
November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~71,097.36. The cumulative net
salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen
Thousand Naira Minimum Wage salary structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,414,631.22. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2,485,728.58.
The 107^{th}
Claimant is a Security Guard on salary grade level 3 Step 8. He was employed on
the 28^{th} November, 2002. His net monthly salary from June, 2011 to
November, 2011 is the sum of ~~N~~16,653.94
and from December, 2011 to date is ~~N~~20,681.45.
The 107^{th} Claimant's cumulative salary from August, 2011 to
November, 2011 under implementation of Pay Relativity salary structure is the
sum of ~~N~~66,615.76. The cumulative net
salary from December, 2011 to December, 2020 under implementation of Eighteen
Thousand Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure is the sum of ~~N~~2,254, 278.05. The total net salary owed is the sum of ~~N~~2, 320, 893.81.

The claimants’ salaries
were not paid from January, 2011 leading to backlog and arrears of salaries. By
September, 2011 they were owed 9 months' salary arrears. The 2^{nd}
Defendant however, directed the payment of 7 months’ salary arrears in
September, 2011 out of the 9 months arrears covering January, 2011 to July,
2011. Since that payment in September, 2011 the Defendants have continued to
owe the claimants salaries till date and no effort has been made to pay the
accumulated arrears of salaries. The Claimants have continued to wait for the 2^{nd}
Defendant to lift the lock out so that the claimants can return to their work
till date. Since the lock-out and the pasting of the notice, the Defendants
have not issued any formal communication in line with the terms of the
claimants’ contract of employment. The claimants have been going to the 1^{st}
Defendant to resume work but the office remained under lock and the premises
have been heavily guarded by law enforcement agents.

All the efforts of the
Claimants to make the 2^{nd} Defendant allow the Claimants to return to
work were not successful. Also, the Defendants refused to comply with the
resolution of the Kogi State House of Assembly which directed payment of
arrears of salaries to the Claimants. Excluding
the 1^{st}, 8^{th}, 16^{th}, 17^{th}, 32^{nd},
41^{st}, 51^{st}, 65^{th}, 67^{th}, 68^{th},
75^{th}, 86^{th}, 97^{th} and 104^{th}
Claimants who were due for retirement as at 31^{st} December, 2020, the
claimants monthly net salary under the Eighteen Thousand Minimum wage salary
structure is the total sum of ~~N~~3,096,653.01.
The Defendants are indebted
to the claimants in the total net sum of ~~N~~346,610,896.53
representing the claimant’s arrears of salaries from August, 2011 to December,
2020 excluding the salaries of the 1^{st}, 8^{th}, 16^{th},
17^{th}, 32^{nd}, 41^{st}, 51^{st}, 65^{th},
67^{th}, 68^{th}, 75^{th}, 86^{th},
97^{th} and 104^{th}
Claimants who were due for retirement as at 31^{st} December, 2020. The
Defendants are indebted to the 1^{st}, 8^{th}, 16^{th},
17^{th}, 32^{nd}, 41^{st}, 51^{st}, 65^{th},
67^{th}, 68^{th}, 75^{th}, 86^{th},
97^{th} and 104^{th}
Claimants in the net sum of ~~N~~30,183,348.74
representing their salaries before their due date for retirement and expiration
of contract. The total debt of the Defendants to the claimants is the net sum
of ~~N~~376,794,245.24 representing total
arrears of salaries owed the Claimants as at 31^{st} December 2020. The
claimants did a table showing the computation of the arrears of salaries owed
to each claimant.

The claimants also averred that they are all members of
Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and
Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE) and that the Defendants ought to remit
check off deductions from their salaries from August, 2011 to December, 2020
and any other time their salaries become due and payable. The total due
deduction from the Claimants salaries as at 31^{st} December, 2020 is
the sum of ~~N~~12,163,049.09 while the
monthly check off deductions from January, 2021 is the sum of ~~N~~100,795.59. The claimants also did a
table showing the computation of the accrued check-off dues from the arrears of
salaries of the Claimants. It was averred that the refusal of the Defendants to
pay salaries and allowances to the Claimants amounts to down grading treatment
and it has caused untold hardship to the claimants.

It
is further the case of the claimants that the 2^{nd} Defendant wholly owns the shares of the 1^{st}
Defendant and the names appearing on the CAC Form 2 (Statement of Share
Capital) and CAC Form 7 (particulars of directors) of the 1^{st}
Defendant are names of the representatives of the 2^{nd} Defendant at
the incorporation of the 1^{st} Defendant. The assets of the 1^{st}
Defendant belong to the 2^{nd} Defendant and also the liabilities,
including outstanding workers' salaries and allowances. The 2^{nd}
Defendant administers and controls the use of the operational vehicles of the 1^{st}
Defendant in the manner it pleases. The claimants’ employments in the 1^{st}
Defendant subsisted and has never been dismissed or terminated at any time
before the commencement of this Suit. The 2^{nd} Defendant only prevented
the claimants from accessing their offices since 30^{th} June 2011. The
1^{st} Defendant forms part of the public service of Kogi
State and the workers are
public Servants of Kogi State Government. The 2^{nd} Defendant posts/transfers
workers from and to the 1^{st} Defendant under inter-service transfers
and secondments. The 1^{st} Claimant was directed by the Commissioner
for Commerce and Industry, Dr. Abubakar Abdulkareem, in his office on the
directive of the Executive Governor of Kogi State to issue the notice and lock
up the premises of the 1^{st} Defendant. The Ministry of Commerce took
over the assets of the Defendant some of which were auctioned by Kogi State
Ministry of Finance and the proceeds of the sale remitted to the treasury of
the Kogi State Government. Apart
from the notice placed on the entrance of the 1^{st} Defendant, none of
the Claimants were served with any letter of compulsory leave but the law
enforcement agents acted on the notice to prevent the Claimants from entry into
the company premises. The
2^{nd} Defendant, through its Ministry of Commerce and Industry, paid
part of the arrears of salaries to the Claimants in 2011.

CW1 tendered several documents in evidence. They were
admitted in evidence and marked from Exhibits KSTC 1A to KSTC 155B.

__DEFENCE__

In the initial statement of
defence filed on 7^{th} Marc 2022, it was indicated in it that it is
the statement of defence of the 2^{nd} and 3^{rd} defendants.
Also, in the amended statement of defence filed on 9^{th} June 2022, it
is indicated to be the statement of defence of the 2^{nd} and 3^{rd}
defendants. It implies that the amended statement of defence filed on 9^{th}
June 2022 is the statement of defence of the 2^{nd} and 3^{rd}
defendants. There is no other statement of defence filed for the 1^{st}
defendant. I observe from the record of proceedings that throughout the
proceedings in this suit, the State Counsels who appeared for the defendants
had always announced appearance for all the defendants. There was no time in
this suit that the 1^{st} defendant was not represented by counsel in
this suit. That is to say while the 1^{st} defendant did not file a
statement of defence in the suit, it was represented by counsel in the suit.

The case of the 2^{nd}
and 3^{rd} defendants, as pleaded in the amended statement of defence
and narrated in the testimony of DW1, Olunde Segun Melo, the Director,
Administration and Finance, Kogi State Ministry of Transport, is as follows:
The Claimants are not the
employees of the 2^{nd} and 3^{rd} Defendants and were not
dismissed by the 2^{nd} and 3^{rd} defendants. The Claimants
were employees of the Kogi State Transport Company. The 2^{nd} and 3^{rd}
Defendants were never responsible for the employment, promotion or remuneration
of the Claimants and as such cannot be held liable for their dismissal. It
was averred that
the 1^{st} Defendant is a limited liability company incorporated
under the Corporate
Affairs Commission with RC No. 217043, with a perpetual succession and a common
seal. The 1^{st} Defendant is distinct from the 2^{nd} and 3^{rd}
Defendants. The letter on implementation of pay relativity and minimum wage was
not addressed to the Claimants but to Kogi State Government workers (civil
servants) and not the Kogi State Transport Company. Also, the
letter of 1^{st}
June, 2011 refers to Kogi State Public Service and not the 1^{st}
defendant. Though
Kogi State was created in 1991, the employment of workers formerly with Benue
Links and Kwara Transport were moved to Kogi Transport Company which was
registered under the CAC on the 15^{th} of March 1993 and not to the
Public Service of Kogi State Government. The 2^{nd} Defendant is a
shareholder in Kogi Transport Limited and has the right to appoint a General
Manager to manage the company whose pay or remuneration is paid by the company.
There was no
directive from Kogi State Government mandating the 1^{st} claimant to
send claimants on compulsory leave. The 2^{nd} and 3^{rd}
Defendants are not responsible for their dismissal but was done by the company
General Manager, who is the 1^{st} Claimant, on behalf of the company
as they have failed to show any letter or directive from the Head of Service or
the Governor of Kogi State directing him to dismiss the workers or send them on
compulsory leave.

The 2^{nd} and 3^{rd}
Defendants are not responsible for the lock out and it is not the duty of the 2^{nd}
and 3^{rd} defendants to provide the claimants work but that of the 1^{st}
Defendant. Kogi State Transport Company is a private Company Limited by shares
and Kogi State Government is a shareholder in Kogi State Transport Company. The
Kogi State Government contributes shares to the extent of its limited
liability. Accordingly, it is expected that it would also benefit from the
company's share of profit and benefits which is part of the reasons why it has
the power to hire, fire or even transfer. More so, Kogi State Government just
like any other state in Nigeria derives its major revenue from the Federal
Government and can invest it as they wish. Kogi State Government being a
shareholder has the power to transfer persons to assist in the management of
the company from time to time.

**I have read
the various final written addresses of counsels. I do not see any reason to
rehash their contents here. However, arguments proffered by counsels in their
respective written addresses were duly considered and evaluated. Reference will be made to them as it becomes necessary in the course
of this judgment**

__ __

__DECISION__

From
the averments in the statement of facts and the evidence of CW1, the claimants
were all employed by the 1^{st} defendant and they worked in the 1^{st}
defendant until June 2011 when the 2^{nd} defendant directed that that the premises of the 1^{st}
defendant be locked and that a notice be pasted on the 1^{st}
Defendant's Notice Board to the effect that all the workers should proceed on
compulsory leave. Pursuant to this directive, the notice was pasted and the
office of the 1^{st} defendant was locked up. The
employment letters of the claimants were tendered in evidence and these letters
clearly reveal that they were issued by the 1^{st} defendant to employ
the claimants. The
case of the claimants is that since the date of notice to proceed on compulsory
leave and the locking up of the 1^{st} defendant’s premises, the
claimants have not been recalled to return to work till date and no
communication has been issued to the claimants in line with the terms of the
claimants’ contract of employment. As a result, the claimants’ salaries were
not paid from January, 2011 leading to backlog and arrears of salaries. By
September, 2011 they were owed 9 months' salary arrears. On the directive of the
2^{nd} Defendant, the claimants were paid 7 months’ salary arrears in
September 2011 out of the 9 months arrears covering January 2011 to July 2011.
Since the payment in September 2011, the claimants’ salaries have not been paid
till date. For these reasons, the claimants claim in this suit is for the
payment of their salaries from August 2011 to the date of filing the suit
except some of the claimants who retired within the period.

By the pleadings of the
claimants and the evidence of CW1, the employments of the claimants were not
terminated at any time. They have only been away from work and their offices as
a result of the notice to proceed on compulsory leave and the lock up of the
premises of the 1^{st} defendant. The 2^{nd} and 3^{rd}
defendants denied being the employers of the claimant and said they were not
responsible for the dismissal of the claimants. From the evidence of the
parties, there is no evidence that the claimants’ employments with the 1^{st}
defendant were terminated in June 2011 when they were directed to proceed on
compulsory leave and the premises of the 1^{st} defendant was locked
up.

The claim for payment of arrears
of salaries was made against the defendants jointly. The claimants computed the
arrears of salaries owed to each of them using the Pay Relativity Salary Structure
and the Eighteen Thousand Naira Minimum Wage Salary Structure applicable to the
public service of the 2^{nd} defendant. However, the 2^{nd} and
3^{rd} defendants denied liability for the claims of the claimants and
put the liability for payment of the claimants’ arrears of salary on the 1^{st}
defendant who employed the claimants. The germane issues to be determined from
the claims of the claimants are these:

1. Are the employments of the
claimants in the 1^{st} defendant, employments in the public service of
Kogi State Government?

2. Who is liable to pay the
claimants their salaries for the period they have been put on compulsory leave?

In the evidence of CW1, he
said the 2^{nd }Defendant wholly owns the shares of the 1^{st}
Defendant which is an agency of the 2^{nd} Defendant, and that workers
in the 1^{st} Defendant are in the public service of Kogi State
Government. He also said the Claimants are public servants/employees of the 2^{nd}
Defendant serving in the 1^{st} Defendant. On the other hand, the 2^{nd}
and 3^{rd} defendants averred that the 1^{st} Defendant is a
limited liability company incorporated under the Corporate Affairs
Commission with RC No. 217043, with a perpetual succession and a common seal.
Although the 2^{nd} defendant is a shareholder in the 1^{st}
defendant, the 1^{st} Defendant is distinct from the 2^{nd} and
3^{rd} Defendants. They also averred that employees of the 1^{st}
defendant are not employed in the public service of the 2^{nd}
defendant.

It is not in dispute in
this suit that the 1^{st} defendant is an incorporated limited
liability company. Exhibits KSTC 112, 155A and 155B are the CAC status
report on the 1^{st} defendant and forms CAC 2 (Statement of Share Capital) and
CAC Form 7 (particulars of directors) of the 1^{st} Defendant
respectively. According to CW1, Mr. Isah Ichaba and Mr. Aliba Benson
mentioned in forms CAC
2 and CAC Form 7 are the representatives of the 2^{nd} Defendant at the
incorporation of the 1^{st} Defendant but the Shares of the company are
not the properties of Mr. Isah Ichaba and Mr. Aliba Benson. In
the statement of defence of the 2^{nd} and 3^{rd} defendants,
they pleaded that the 2^{nd} defendant, being a shareholder in the 1^{st}
defendant, contributes shares to the extent of its limited liability and it is
expected that the 2^{nd} defendant would also benefit from the
company's share of profit and benefits which is part of the reasons why it has
the power to hire, fire or even transfer. They also pleaded that the 2^{nd}
defendant, being a shareholder in the 1^{st} defendant, has the power
to transfer persons to assist in the management of the company from time to
time. By these averments of the 2^{nd} and 3^{rd} defendants,
they confirmed that the 2^{nd} defendant owns shares in the 1^{st}
defendant and controls the affairs of the 1^{st} defendant, including employees
of the 1^{st} defendant. In view of the nature of power the 2^{nd}
defendant exerts in the 1^{st} defendant, as described by the 2^{nd}
and 3^{rd} defendants, it is obvious that the 2^{nd} defendant
owns the controlling shares in the 1^{st} defendant.

Section 318[1] of the Constitution
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN) 1999 [as amended] has defined the
public service of a state to mean:

*“The service of a state in
any capacity in respect of the government of the state and it includes service
as-*

*(g) Staff of any company or
enterprise in which the government of a state or its agency holds controlling
shares or interest”.*

The fact that the 2^{nd}
defendant owns the controlling shares in the 1^{st} defendant has made
the service in the 1^{st} defendant service in the public service of
the 2^{nd} defendant. Accordingly, I hold that employees of the 1^{st}
defendant, who are the claimants in this suit, are employees in the public
service of the 2^{nd} defendant.

The next question is who is
liable to pay the claimants their salaries for the period they have been put on
compulsory leave?

I have resolved earlier in
this judgment that the claimants’ employments have not been terminated but only
placed on “compulsory leave” since June 2011. Nothing has changed since then.
The claimants are still on the compulsory leave. I have seen from the evidence
of CW1, efforts the claimants have made to be recalled to perform their duties
or be paid their salaries but all to no avail. I have no hesitation in holding
that the claimants are entitled to be paid their salaries from the time they
were forced to go on the compulsory leave. Having also concluded that the
service of the claimants in the 1^{st} defendant is service in the
public service of the 2^{nd} defendant, the 1^{st} and 2^{nd}
defendants are responsible to pay the claimants’ arrears of their salaries from
the time of the imposed compulsory Leave. The claimants, through CW1, has
informed the court that they have even been paid 7 months’ salary arrears in
September 2011 on the directives of the 2^{nd} Defendant. This piece of
evidence shows that the 2^{nd} defendant is aware of its responsibility
towards clearing the arrears of salaries of the claimants.

In paragraphs 235 and 236
of the statement of facts, the claimants computed and particularized the amounts
of salary arrears due to each of the claimants. The 2^{nd} and 3^{rd}
defendants’ denial of the averments in paragraphs 235 and 236 of the statement
of facts is only to the extent that the 2^{nd} defendant is not the
employer of the claimants. The 1^{st} and 2^{nd} defendants
have not challenged the computations in paragraphs 235 and 236 of the statement
of facts. Taking the totality of the evidence of CW1 into consideration, I find
that the claimants have proved the arrears of salaries of each of the claimants
as computed and particularized in paragraphs 235 and 236 of the statement of
facts. The total sum of the arrears of salaries for the claimants is the sum of
** N376,794,245.24** and this is the
sum the claimants claim in relief 4 of the claims.

In reliefs 2 and 5, the
claimants sought both a declaration and an order directing the defendants to be
paying to the claimants, excluding the 1^{st}, 8^{th}, 16^{th},
17^{th}, 32^{nd}, 41^{st}, 51^{st}, 65^{th},
67^{th}, 68^{th}, 75^{th}, 86^{th}, 89^{th},
97^{th} and 104^{th} Claimants who have retired from service,
the sum of ~~N~~3,096,653.01 as monthly
salaries from January 2021 till the determination of the Claimants' employment.
I have found as a fact in this judgment that the employments of the claimants,
except those who have retired between 2011 and to date, have not been
terminated. The implication is that the employments of the claimants, except the
1^{st}, 8^{th}, 16^{th}, 17^{th}, 32^{nd},
41^{st}, 51^{st}, 65^{th}, 67^{th}, 68^{th},
75^{th}, 86^{th}, 89^{th}, 97^{th} and 104^{th
}claimants who are said to have retired, subsist till date. Accordingly,
the claimants who are still in service are entitled to be paid salaries until
such a time that their employments are validly terminated or they lawfully
retire from service.

In relief 6, the claimants
sought an order directing the Defendants to remit the total sum of ~~N~~12,163,049.09, representing union dues
deductions from the Claimants' salaries from August, 2011 to 31^{st}
December 2020, to the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service
Technical and Recreational Service Employees, being the trade union entitled to
the union check-off dues of the claimants. Similarly, in relief 7, the
claimants sought an order directing the Defendants to remit the sum of ~~N~~100,795.59 monthly to Amalgamated Union
of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service
Employees (AUPCTRE) as the check-off dues of the Claimants from January 2021. In the statement facts, as well as in the evidence of CW1,
the claimants averred that they are all members of Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation,
Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees and that the
Defendants ought to remit check-off deductions from their salaries from August,
2011 to December, 2020 and any other time their salaries become due and
payable. The total due deduction from the Claimants salaries as at 31^{st}
December, 2020 is the sum of ~~N~~12,163,049.09
while the monthly check-off deductions from January, 2021 is the sum of ~~N~~100,795.59. The claimants did a table in
paragraph 238 of the statement of facts showing the computation of the accrued
check-off dues from the arrears of salaries of the Claimants.

Check-off dues are deducted
from salaries of employees and remitted to the union to which the employees
belong. When the claimants computed the arrears of their salaries in paragraphs
235 and 236 of the statement of facts, they did not indicate any deduction of
check-off dues from the arrears of salaries of the claimants. The claimants
computed the entire sum constituting salaries owed to them and the total sum is
what they claimed in relief 4 of their claim. The implication is that the sum
claimed by the claimant in relief 4 comprises the check-off dues which ought to
have been deducted from the salaries.
Accordingly, the amount the claimants wanted the defendants to remit to
the union in relief 6 is not an amount deducted from the arrears of salary as
computed by the claimants. For this reason, this claim cannot be granted. To
grant same will imply that it is the defendants who paid the check-off dues and
not the claimants.

As for relief 7, having
held that the claimants are entitled to be paid their salaries from January
2021 until the determination of their employments, they are also entitled to
have the check-off dues deducted from their monthly salaries to be paid to them
from January 2021 and remitted to Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation,
Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE).

In concluding this
judgment, I find merit in the suit of the claimants. Except relief 6 which is
not proved and accordingly refused, reliefs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 are granted. It
is ordered as follows:

1. It is declared that the employment of
the Claimants subsists until determined in compliance with the terms of their
contract of employment and the labour laws in Nigeria.

2. It is
declared that the monthly
net salary of the Claimants, in exclusion of the 1^{st}, 8^{th},
16^{th}, 17^{th}, 32^{nd}, 41^{st}, 51^{st},
65^{th}, 67^{th}, 68^{th}, 75^{th}, 86^{th},
89^{th}, 97^{th} and 104^{th} Claimants who have
retired from service, is the sum of ~~N~~3,096,653.01.

3. It is declared that the Defendants are
indebted to the Claimants to the tune of ~~N~~376,794,245.24
being the total arrears of salaries owed to the Claimants as at 31^{st}
December 2020.

4. The defendants are ordered to pay the
sum of ** N376,794,245.24 **to the
claimants being the total arrears of salaries owed the Claimants as at 31

^{st}December, 2020.

5. The defendants are ordered to pay each
claimant, excluding the 1^{st}, 8^{th}, 16^{th}, 17^{th},
32^{nd}, 41^{st}, 51^{st}, 65^{th}, 67^{th},
68^{th}, 75^{th}, 86^{th}, 89^{th}, 97^{th}
and 104^{th} Claimants who have retired from service, his or her salary
for every month from January 2021 until such a time that the claimants lawfully
retire from service or their employments are validly terminated.

6. The defendants are ordered to deduct the
monthly check-off dues from the salaries of the claimants who are still in
service as from January 2021 and remit same to the Amalgamated Union of Public
Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE).

7. The sum of ~~N~~1,000,000.00 is awarded as cost in favour of the claimants.

Judgment
is entered accordingly.

**Hon.
Justice O. Y. Anuwe**

Judge