PAUL ADAMU GALINJE, J.C.A.:(Delivering the Lead Ruling): By a motion dated 5th November, 2013 and filed on 15th November, 2013, the Applicants herein sought for extension of time to appeal against the decision of the National Industrial Court sitting at Ibadan, which was delivered on 26th November, 2012.
The motion is predicated on eight (8) grounds and is supported by a five paragraphs affidavit.
Annexed to the affidavit are the judgment against which the applicants seek to appeal, an enrolment order, a letter addressed to the Governor of Ekiti State and the proposed notice of appeal which are marked exhibits A, B, C and D respectively.
In arguing the application, Mr. Gbemiga Daramola (DDLR), learned Counsel for the Applicants relied on all the paragraphs of the supporting affidavit and the exhibits thereof, particularly paragraph 4(c), (d) and (e). Learned Counsel emphasized that the only reason for their failure to appeal within the prescribed period is the parties' involvement in …