UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the judgment of the High Court of Akwa Ibom State sitting at Ikot Abasi Division delivered on 16th of May, 2011.
The Appellants as Plaintiffs at the Lower Court brought this action by originating summons and raised the following questions for determination by the court:
1. Whether the Plaintiffs who were appointed and employed by the Defendant with valid letters of employment and who have since employment in the service of the Defendant been performing their duties diligently and satisfactorily without any suspension order, termination of appointment or retirement in the service of the Defendant being communicated to them are presently not staff or employees of the Defendant.
2. Whether the neglect, refusal and or failure by the Defendant to pay the Plaintiffs their salaries, allowances, emolument and other entitlements without any justifiable reason does not amount to a breach of the Plaintiffs…