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ALPHOSUS IDEH v. UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

(1994) JELR 43341 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/202/90  •  18 Jan 1994  •  Nigeria

Coram
UMARU ABDULLAHI JCA; MURITALA AREMU OKUNOLA JCA; SIMEON ADEBAYO ODUWOLE JCA;

Judgement

ABDULLAHI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The facts of this case are straight forward. The appellant in this case was employed by the respondent as a Technical Officer in its works department, on the 19th of January, 1977. In the course of his employment, the appellant got promotions and he rose to the rank of Principal Technical Officer by August, 1984. The appellant's appointment was terminated by a letter dated 10/5/87. No reason was given for the termination of the appointment, but the appellant was given one month salary in lieu of notice.

It appeared, the appellant initially accepted the termination of his appointment, because by his letter dated 4/11/85 and another letter dated 20/3/86, the appellant requested the respondents the following:-

(a) Payment of his terminal benefits consequent upon his termination.

(b) Payment of his pension and gratuity.

(c) Approval to pay the balance of his car loan by instalments.

(d) The appellant had taken a new appointment with theā€¦

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