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THE HON. MINISTER F.C.T. & ORS v. KAYDEE VENTURES LIMITED

(2000) JELR 42080 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/A/6/99  •  11 Dec 2000  •  Nigeria

Coram
DAHIRU MUSDAPHER JCA; MOHAMMAD SAIFULLAHI MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE JCA; ZAINAB ALIYU BULKACHUWA JCA;

Judgement

M. S. MUNTAKA-COOMASSIE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal from the judgment of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Coram Kusherki, J., herein called lower court delivered on 6/4/98.

The parties to this appeal entered into road construction contract. The said contract was awarded to the plaintiff, now respondent, on 3/6/97 by which the respondent, as contractor, contracted to build, for the appellants, as employers, Link Road 3 Alignment headed AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF LINK ROAD III ALIGNMENT, from Keffi Road to Airport express way Abuja. Before the work started in earnest, a dispute arose as a result of which the appellants terminated the contract on 29/8/97 for failure to mobilise to the site and incompetence. Same contract was re-awarded to 3rd appellant - SKY TECHNICAL NIGERIA LIMITED.

Consequently, the respondent's company, Kaydee Ventures Limited, as plaintiff, instituted an action before the lower court …

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