MOHAMMED MUSTAPHA, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Abuja, presided by Honourable Justice E.D.E Isale, delivered on the 2nd of June, 2014; wherein the appellant claimed the following reliefs:
1. A Declaration that the directive by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 7 that the claimant proceed on retirement is ultra vires the powers of the AIG and in clear breach of the claimant's contract of employment.
2. A Declaration that the letter by the 1st Defendant dated 10th July, 2012 is wrongful, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.
3. A Declaration that the claimants appointment into the Nigerian Police is with effect from 15th March, 1988 and consequently his year of retirement is 2018 when he attains the age of sixty (60) years in accordance with the Civil Service Rules.
4. An Order setting aside the directive of the AIG Zone 7 that the claimant proceed on retirement from the …