Nasarawa United coaches and players have taken the club to a Jos Industrial Court over their unpaid salaries, allowances and signing-on fees, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
Joined in the suit, which is before Justice Kenneth Amadi, is the Nasarawa State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice.
Paul Hammachi, counsel for the five coaches and the players, in the originating summons, claimed that the club sacked them and refused to pay their entitlements totaling N182.54m – N46.35m for the coaches and N136.2m for the players.
The plaintiffs claimed that the N182.544,000 was scrutinised and awarded to them on September 10, 2015 by the Nigeria Football Federation Players’ Status and Arbitration Committee, Abuja.
“But, two years after this arbitration, the club and the Nasarawa State Government have not paid us,” they alleged in the affidavit.
They prayed the court to enforce the verdict since it was, in itself, equal to a judgement of the court.
At the hearing of the matter on Monday, counsel for the defendants Ishaku Usman, who is also the Solicitor General of Nasarawa State, pleaded for extension of time.
The Judge obliged and struck out the first motion of the defendants, after the plaintiffs counsel said he had no objection to it.
However, Usman told the court that he could not continue with the hearing of the case since he was only served with the second motion “this morning”.
He applied for an adjournment to enable him to study the motion filed by the defence counsel before replying to it.