UWANI MUSA ABBA AJI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment of the Federal High Court of justice, Kano Division, holden at Kano in Suit No.FHC/K/CP/30/01, delivered on 10/3/2008 by Hon. Justice Adamu Bello, wherein the Claims of the Appellants against the Respondents were granted with the award of N10 million damages.
The Appellants Claims at the lower Court against the Respondents vide the amended joint Statement of Claim dated 17/12/2007 contained at pages 220-226 of the records were as follows:
a. A DECLARATION that there is a subsisting contract between the private depositors and the 2nd Defendant under which the depositors purchased the houses built by the 2nd Defendant at Mariri, Kano, under the National Housing Scheme, and that the 2nd Defendant breached the contract.
b. An order setting aside the sale of Mariri houses between the Federal Housing Authority and the Kano State Government being a contract which is ultra vires, null and void ab i…