PROFESSOR ALOYSIUS UKACHUKWU AWUZIE
V.
THE GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE & 3ORS

(2019) JELR 80399 (NICN)    
National Industrial Court of Nigeria  ·  NICN/OW/51/2017 ·  4 Dec 2019 ·  Nigeria
CORAM
HIS LORDSHIP HONOURABLE JUSTICE I.S GALADIMA
Core Terms Beta
claimant
counsel
vice chancellor
1st defendant
assessment projects
fair hearing
imo state university law
4th defendants
imo state university
exhibit c
2nd defendant
2nd set of defendants
claimant’s appointment
claimant’s counsel
resultant white paper
vice chancellor of imo state university
1st set of defendants
claimant’s case
order of this honourable court
imo state university owerri
report of its ad hoc committee
termination of appointment
termination of the appointment of the claimant
visitor of the 2nd defendant
appointment of the 3rd defendant
cross examination
issue number
learned counsel
provisions of the imo state university law
1st defendant’s letter
abuse of his office
best labour law practices
claimant’s outstanding salaries
claimant’s tenure
date of his removal
employment contract
exhibits d2
following reliefs
governing council of the 2nd defendant
honourable justice i.s galadima
judgment of the court
learned i. i. amadi
parties’ counsel
recommendation of an ad hoc committee
said ad hoc committee
said position
statement of claim
suspension of the claimant
vice chancellor of the imo state university
vice chancellor of the imo state university owerri

HIS LORDSHIP HONOURABLE JUSTICE I.S GALADIMA(reading the judgment of the court) This Claimant was the Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University Owerri, (the 2nd Defendant herein) until his appointment was terminated on the 17/10/2016 by the 1st Defendant purportedly acting as the Visitor of the 2nd Defendant for alleged gross misconducts and abuse of his office particularly with respect to application of the TETFUND/NEEDS Assessment Projects. The 1st Defendant terminated the Claimant’s appointment upon the recommendation of an ad hoc Committee set up and empaneled by the Governing Council of the 2nd Defendant. Being aggrieved with the manner of his removal and termination, the Claimant instituted this suit against these Defendants.

The Claimant’s case was commenced by way of a complaint accompanied with other originating processes dated and filed the 28/8/2017 wherein he claims against the Defendants for the following reliefs:

A. A DECLARATION that the 1st Defendant’s letter dated 17t…

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