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NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION v. ISAIAH JACOBS & ORS.

(2012) JELR 49314 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/B/63/2007  •  11 Jun 2012  •  Nigeria

Coram
RAPHAEL CHIKWE AGBO JCA; GEORGE OLADEINDE SHOREMI JCA; CHIOMA EGONDU NWOSU-IHEME JCA;

Judgement

RAPHAEL CHIKWE AGBO J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): The respondents were temporary employees of the appellant. They were relieved of their employment by the appellant and each paid off with the sum of N100,000.00. Dissatisfied with the determination of their employment by the appellants they filed Suit No.FHC/B/CS/186/2004 wherein the appellants claimed in paragraph 29 of their amended statement of claim as follows:

"29. The plaintiffs claim from the defendant as follows:

(i) Declaration that the purported termination and dismissal of the plaintiffs by the defendant is wrongful, illegal, null, void and of no effect.

(ii) A declaration that the plaintiffs having put in between 8-12 years of selfless, tireless and meritorious service in the defendant's company cannot be regarded as temporary staff but permanent staff.

(iii) An order that plaintiffs are entitled to all benefits and entitlements enjoyed by permanent staff upon the expiration of 6 months after their employment.

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