(1976) JELR 45221 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.15/1976 ·  12 Nov 1976 ·  Nigeria
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ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AYO G. IRIKEFE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria CHARLES O. MADARIKAN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
defendant company
original contract
15th march
later agreement
learned trial judge
post of dyer
mr. grover
4th march
6th march
binding contract
garments manager
mr. amrit lal grover
recent interview
said agreement
written agreement
above letter
arbitration law
business hours
contents of the cablegram
day of mr. grover
dear sir
duties of garments manager of the company
expiry of the contract period
facts of the case
following points
hearing of the application
high court
high court of lagos state
inter alia
interpretation of this agreement
i. t. i.
laws of lagos state
letter shows
maxim eodem modo
new offer
nigerian entry permit
only contract
provisions of the immigration act
said appointment
second letter
short point
stay of the proceedings
such arbitrators
task of the learned trial judge

FATAYI-WILLIAMS, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): By a written Agreement dated 4th March, 1974, between the plaintiff and the defendant company, the parties agreed inter alia as follows:-

"1 (a) The company shall employ Mr. Grover and Mr. Grover shall serve the company as Garments Manager.

(b) The said appointment shall be deemed to have commenced on the day of Mr. Grover reporting to our above office at Lagos, Nigeria and shall continue subject as hereinafter mentioned for a period of 3 years (three years).

2. Mr. Grover shall be paid a consolidated salary inclusive of bonus, etc. of N390 per month from the date of his reporting at our office at Lagos, Nigeria.


8. Mr. Grover hereby expressly covenant with the company as follows:-

(a) to devote the whole of his time and attention during business hours to the duties of Garments Manager of the company;


(e) to exercise all reasonable skill, care, diligence in the discharge of his duties as Garments Manger he…

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