Counsel to Neconde Energy Limited, Uchechukwu Val Obi (SAN) has faulted the seven-day ultimatum given by oil workers to the Federal Government asking the company to recall its sacked staff or risk industrial action, The Guardian reports.
In a letter to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), he argued that the ultimatum was made in bad faith and with a view to overreaching the pending proceedings at the National Industrial Court (NIC).
He recalled that in the Suit Number NICN/LA/268/2017 between Neconde Energy Limited & Anor. Vs. PENGASSAN & Ors, Justice O. A. Obaseki-Osaghae had on June 5, 2017 ordered that none of the parties should take any action that would lead to a break down of law and order pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.