IBAMA
V.
SPDC NIGERIA LTD

(2005) JELR 44963 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.66/2000 ·  7 Oct 2005 ·  Nigeria
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Ibama v. S.P.D.C. (Nig.) Ltd. (2005) 17 NWLR (Pt.954)364 (2005) 10 S.C 62 (2005) 10 S.C 62
CORAM
UMARU ATU KALGO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria AKINTOLA OLUFEMI EJIWUNMI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria GEORGE ADESOLA OGUNTADE Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MAHMUD MOHAMMED Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria WALTER SAMUEL NKANU ONNOGHEN Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
Core Terms Beta
appellant
respondent
parties
court
contract of service
exhibit v
present case
lieu of notice
case
high court
court of appeal
lieu of such notice
terms of the contract of service
action of the respondent
termination of his employment
contract of service exhibit v.
implied terms
leading judgment
life employee
personal service
agreed amount
appellant exhibit
case of ekwunife v
conditions of service of senior staff
decision of the court of appeal
facts of the case
high court of justice of rivers state
learned justices of the court of appeal
learned trial judge
necessary conditions
notice of appeal
payment of a specified sum of money
pursuance of the termination of employment
rank of a senior staff
required number of years
said amount
senior pensionable staff of the defendant
statement of claim
support of its case
terms of the agreement
wrongful termination of employment

MOHAMMED, J.S.C. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiff, now the appellant in this court was employed by the defendant now respondent on 22-11-1969. After serving the required number of years, his appointment was confirmed. As a confirmed officer, he continued to earn regular promotions until he attained the rank of a senior staff on 1-2-1980. Being a senior pensionable staff of the defendant's company, the plaintiff was due to retire on 25-9-1992 on reaching the retiring age of 55 years as was duly communicated to him by the defendant's letter dated 27-11-1990. As part of the preparation for the retirement, the plaintiff attended a pre-retirement seminar arranged by the defendant for its officers between 22-9-1991 at Benin City. The plaintiff who served the defendant for over 22 years diligently was expecting to retire on 25-9-1992 on attaining the age of 55 years.

However, barely just over a month after attending the pre-retirement seminar, by a letter dated 13-11-1991, t…

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