IGBE
V.
GOV. OF BENDEL STATE & ANOR.

(1983) JELR 46417 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC.8/1982 ·  11 Feb 1983 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
ATANDA FATAYI-WILLIAMS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria GEORGE SODEINDE SOWEMIMO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MOHAMMED BELLO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANDREWS OTUTU OBASEKI Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria KAYODE ESO Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria ANTHONY NNAEMEZIE ANIAGOLU Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria MUHAMMADU LAWAL UWAIS Justice of The Supreme Court of Nigeria
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FATAI-WILLIAMS, C.J.N. (Presiding and Delivering the Leading Judgment): The plaintiff (now appellant) was appointed a full-time member of the Public Service Commission of Bendel State on the first day of August, 1979, by the then Military Administrator of Bendel State. The appointment was for five years. The letter of appointment dated 17th August, 1979 (Ex.A) reads -

"Appointment as full time Member of the Public Service Commission.

I have great pleasure in informing you that the Military Administrator of Bendel State, Brigadier Abubakar Waziri, has graciously approved your appointment as a full-time member of this State's Public Service Commission.

2. The appointment which takes effect from 1st August, 1979, is subject to the relevant provisions of the Constitution of the Bendel State of Nigeria, as modified by subsequent Decrees, as well as the existing conditions of service applicable to members of the Public Service Commission as per the attached schedule.

3. I should be grate…

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