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SAMUEL IFEMENA MBACHU V. ANAMBRA-IMO RIVER BASIN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, OWERRI

(2006) JELR 36675 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  SC.159/2000  •  14 Jul 2006  •  Nigeria

Coram
UMARU ATU KALGO JSC; SUNDAY AKINOLA AKINTAN JSC; MAHMUD MOHAMMED JSC; IKECHI FRANCIS OGBUAGU JSC; FRANCIS FEDODE TABAI JSC;

Judgement

OGBUAGU, J.S.C.: (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Port-Harcourt Division (hereinafter called "the court below") delivered on 7th July, 1992 dismissing the appeal to it by the appellant against the judgment of the High Court of Imo State, sitting at Owerri delivered on 28th March, 1983 by Oyudo, J.

On 9th July, 1977, the respondent, inserted/published in the Daily Times Newspaper - exhibit "B", an advertisement calling on interested persons, to apply for some vacant positions in its establishment. One of the vacant positions, was the post of the Secretary which according to the advertisement, came under the Department of Administration and Finance. In the said advertisement, it was stated that the duties of the Secretary, included, administrative, legal and secretarial services and attending Board Meetings. The post attracted a salary of Grade Level 13. The appellant, who at the time, was in the employment of the State Mi…

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