Court orders an insurance company to pay ex-staff N1.2m plus

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria sitting in Abuja, on Monday, ordered Northlink Insurance Brokers Plc, to pay its former employee, Raphael Ajayi, N1. 2 million, as accrued terminal benefits owed him.

Ajayi, who was formerly, head of Technical Services of the company, had sued his employer in 2015, alleging unpaid entitlements and other terminal benefits after his involuntary resignation.

He claimed the company had asked him to resign as part of its purported restructuring. He, however, alleged that the company stopped further payments of his benefits after the first two instalments.

In his judgment, Justice Edith Agbakoba, ordered the company to pay the claimant all outstanding monies, including N1.2 million in lieu of six-month salary arrears.

Agbakoba further held that the insurance company should pay the claimant additional N200,000 as the cost of instituting the suit.

The Judge, however, dismissed the defendant’s counterclaim wherein he alleged that the claimant was negligent while in the service of the company.

About Northlink Insurance Brokers Plc:

Northlink Insurance Brokers Plc is an Insurance Brokerage firm, licensed by National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) to render Insurance brokerage services with corporate office at Abuja.

The Company was incorporated on 23rd October 1989, with the share capital of N100,000,000.00, and a fully paid capital of N76,349,648.00.

With Dr Evans E. Woherem as current Chairman and four other directors; namely:

Alh. Isma’ila Galadanchi: (Director)

Alh. Shehu Ahmed: (Director)

Hajiya Aisha Babangida: (Director)

Alh. Murtala Lawal Batagarawa: (Director)

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