FED. HOUSING AUTH. VS ODUSANWO
V.

(2007) JELR 44073 (CA)    

Court of Appeal  ·  CA/L/435/2000 ·  22 Feb 2007 ·  Nigeria
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Other Citations
FED. HOUSING AUTH. V.ENGR.ADEDEJI OLUFEMI ODUSANWO (2007) 9 NWLR (Pt.1039) 360
F.H.A. v. Odusanwo (2007) 9 NWLR (Pt. 1039) 360
CORAM
CLARA BATA OGUNBIYI Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria RAPHEL CHIKWE AGBO Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria PAUL ADAMU GALINJE Justice of The Court of Appeal of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
plaintiff
law
respondent
error
learned trial judge
grounds of appeal
ground
senior counsel
statement of claim
appeal
notice of appeal
counter claim
plaintiffs
plaintiffs employment
trial
admission of acts
chief o. oyebolu
court of appeal rules
favour of the defendant
lower court
special provisions
trial court
assistant chief mechanical engineer
chief of general staff
chief t. a. ezeobi
competence of grounds
erroneous ground
further evidence
gross inefficiency
immediate effect
lagos high court
leading judgment
learned senior counsel
lower court states
notice of preliminary objection
particulars of error
particulars of the alleged error of law
part of a current house cleaning exercise
plaintiff claims n500,000.00 damages
plaintiffs house
provisions of public officers
said letter of retirement
service of the defendant
services of the defendant
sole administrator of the appellant
support of the counter-claim
valid subsisting mortgage
virtue of the loan agreement

PAUL ADAMU GALINJE, J.C.A.(Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Respondent herein, who was the Plaintiff at the lower Court was offered appointment as Assistant Chief Mechanical Engineer on a salary Grade Level 14 by the Appellant through a letter dated the 17th of March, 1976. The Respondent accepted this offer and resumed work.

By another letter dated 29th April, 1985, the Respondent was promoted to the rank of Deputy General Manager and was appointed substantive head of Department. However, by a letter dated 26th of July, 1985 and signed by one Major D. A. Umar. Sole Administrator of the Appellant the Respondent was retired from service by the Appellant on the ground of declining productivity, inability to manage his department, confrontational attitude and disloyalty to the authority. The said letter of retirement which is headed "RETIREMENT" and admitted as Exhibit E at the lower Court states in part, that the decision to retire the Respondent was part of a current house cleanin…

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