PTAD Secures N1.2Bn Debt Judgement Against Goldlink Insurance Plc

Yemisi Izuora
A Federal High Court n Lagos presided over by His Lordship, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Buba of Court No. 5 has entered judgement in favour of Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, in the sum of One Billion, Two Hundred and Thirty Eight Million, Two Hundred and Thirty Four Thousand, Three Hundred and Eighty Three Naira, Ninety Six Kobo (N1, 238,234, 383.96) and 10 per cent interest per annum until the judgment sum is settled against Goldlink Insurance Plc being the outstanding balance of the Federal Government Legacy Funds and Assets which has been in the custody of the Insurance Company.
The judgement was obtained after the initial out of Court settlement between PTAD and Goldlink Insurance Plc which was anchored by the National Insurance Commission failed. PTAD had requested Goldlink Insurance Plc to provide the Directorate with relevant information on their ongoing recapitalization process including the Prospectus and other relevant documentations, manifestly specifying assets and liabilities to ensure that the interest of PTAD is indisputably secured in their future plans.
PTAD also demanded that Goldlink Insurance Plc should execute a Memorandum of Understanding,  MoU,  with the Directorate to be endorsed by the National Insurance Commission strikingly specifying its obligations to repay the outstanding Legacy Funds and Assets over a period not exceeding 12 months after their recapitalization.
However, Goldlink Insurance failed to take advantage of the arrangement which necessitated the Directorate to seek for the Court intervention on the repayment.
The PTAD commended other insurance companies that have paid their outstanding of the Legacy Funds in their custody. Meanwhile, other Insurance companies with outstanding Legacy Funds and Assets are Unic Insurance Plc and Standard Alliance Life Insurance Plc.
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