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(2007) JELR 48115 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/I/184/05  •  3 May 2007  •  Nigeria

Musa Dattijo Muhammad JCA; Amina Adamu Augie JCA; John Inyang Okoro JCA;


AUGIE, J.C.A: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The Appellant was an employee of the Respondent until he was retired on the 16th of March 1992 for rejecting an offer of appointment as Officer III (Accts).

Upon retirement he collected his pension at the Ibadan District Office until May 1999 when he was directed to be collecting his pension at Oyo Town, which he complied with. In January 1999, the Federal Government announced a 150% pension increment for pensioners and the Respondent implemented the increment for all its retirees from July - December 2000.

The Appellant was paid for the month of July and August at the Ibadan District Office and was told to collect the balance at the Oyo District Office.

The Appellant however complained to the Respondent in a letter dated 17th April 2002 that he was not paid for the months of September - November and the Respondent replied him in a letter dated 15th May 2002, which reads -

"I hereby acknowledge the receipt of your letter--and wish to in…

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