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NIGERIAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLC v. EMMANUEL O. AWALA

(2001) JELR 44261 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/K/31/97  •  12 Jul 2001  •  Nigeria

Coram
ISA AYO SALAMI JCA; MAHMUD MOHAMMED JCA; VICTOR AIMEPOMO OYELEYE OMAGE JCA;

Judgement

OMAGE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The respondent was until 6/4/87, in the employment of the appellant known now as Nitel. Prior to this, the respondent was appointed into the service of the Ministry of Communication, and in the service of the federal public service, under the Ministry of Establishment. By the admission of the respondent, the entire staff in the public service, in the Ministry of Communication were in 1984, given an option to elect which of the existing three bodies will be its employer. The three bodies are: (1)(i) the Ministry of Establishment (ii) the Nitel, and (iii) Nipost. The evidence of the respondent in this appeal in the court below, show that he elected to go to the Nitel. Before the conversion in 1984, when the respondent elected to go to the Nitel, his status with the Ministry of Establishment was one of the Chief Engineer. Upon the election of the respondent to go to the Nitel he was designated as Senior Manager. The respondent was given a …

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