ABUBAKAR & ANOR
V.
THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, GOMBE STATE & ORS

(2002) JELR 49510 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/J/250/2000 ·  23 May 2002 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
Abubakar v. Gov., Gombe State (2002) 17 NWLR (Pt.797)533
CORAM
ALOMA MARIAM MUKHTAR Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria OLUDADE OLADAPO OBADINA Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria ISA ABUBAKAR MANGAJI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
law
section
appellants
public officers
person
office
1st respondent
public officer
gombe state civil service commission
executive governor of gombe state
constitution of the federal republic of nigeria
grounds of appeal
state civil service commission
meaning of section
members of the commission
trial court
laws of gombe state
learned trial court
constitutional authority
issues
learned trial judge
state government
meaning of the public officers
said constitution
attorney-general of gombe state
civil service commission
constitutional powers
execution of public duty
following provisions
following reliefs
learned trial chief judge
own brief
protection of the law
respect of any alleged neglect
virtue of section
1st plaintiff
close study of the issues
decision of the 1st respondent
determination of the court
determination of the following questions
dissolution of the state
duties of their office
execution of such act
force holds office
offices of chairman
said ruling dated 13th of october
state civil service
statutory period of limitation

OBADINA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The appellants were the chairman and permanent commissioner respectively of the Gombe State Civil Service Commission appointed by the State's former Military Administrator, Group Captain J.I. Orji in 1997 under section 179 of the 1979 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. By a letter dated 27th of October, 1999, signed by the secretary to the State Government, the appellants were informed of the dissolution of the state Civil Service Commission with effect from 27th day of October, 1999 by the State Government.

Apparently dissatisfied with the decision of the 1st respondent in dissolving the Gombe State Civil Service Commission the appellants filed an originating summons dated 27th of March, 2000 but filed on 21st of March, 2000, for the determination of the following questions:-

"(1) Whether the Executive Governor of Gombe State is empowered under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to dissolve the St…

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