JAMES SHEHU ABIRIYI, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This appeal is against the judgment delivered on 3rd March, 2017 in the National Industrial Court, in the Calabar Judicial Division, holden at Calabar.
In the National Industrial Court (the Court below), the Respondent was the Plaintiff. The Appellant was the Defendant.
The claim of the Respondent was for the following:
a. A declaration that Claimant is entitled to payment of 30 days salary in lieu of notice from Defendant for wrongful termination of Claimant’s contract of employment without notice.
b. Special damages of N8,761,500.00 (Eight Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty-One Thousand and Five Hundred Naira) only, being the total sum due to Claimant from Defendant as 30 days salary in lieu of notice for wrongful determination of Claimant’s contract of employment without notice.
Particulars of Special Damages:
The sum of Two Hundred and Ninety-two Thousand and Fifty Naira (N292,050) per day for 30 days.
c. The sum of N1,200,000.…