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Welcome to Legal Unit

Barr. Chigozie George Iwuoha
Barr. Chigozie George Iwuoha
Head of Unit

The Legal Unit is responsible for the provision of legal services to the Commission at all times, in line with the mandate establishing the Commission.

The unit also proffers advice to the Commission on the interpretation of the laws and other extant regulations guiding its operations.

  • Proffers legal advice to the Commission;
  • Drafts legal documents;
  • Legal representation in suits involving the Commission;
  • Provides secretarial services to the Board of the Commission;
  • Drafts contract documents between the Commission and any other party.
  • Writes legal opinions where the need arises on any issue relating to the mandate of the Commission

Currently, the Unit is involved in the following:

Matters in Court:-
  • Dr. Gbolagunte Vs. National Research Institute for Chemical Technology & Anor- Suit No. FHC/KD/CS/22/2009 Federal High Court Kaduna;
  • Samuel Nwankwo & Ors. Vs. FCE (Technical) Umunze & Ors- Suit No. FHC/AWK/CS/95/2009, Federal High Court Awka;
  • Moses Braimoh & Ors Vs. Nigeria Railway Corporation- Suit No. FHC/L/CS/169/2006;
  • Drafting of contract documents, legal opinions, etc: These are handled as they arise.
Status of all cases, concluded and ongoing.

The following cases were concluded and there are no appeals arising from them:

  • Christian I. Yare vs. National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission Appeal No: SC/254/2005 – Supreme court
  • Olusola Sunday Aina vs. Border Communities Development Agency; National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission; and Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice (Suit No: CV/479/11); NICN/ABJ/234/2012
  • Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) & Comrade Akogun Ekundayo vs. National Theatre of Nigeria; Alh. Kabir Yusuf (General Manager/CEO of National Theatre; National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission; and The Accountant General, Federal Republic of Nigeria Suit No: NICN/LA/149/2014
  • Adetoro Rashidata & 431 Ors. (For themselves and as representatives of members of staff disengaged from Federal Polytechnic Bida under the Civil Service reforms) vs. Federal Polytechnics Bida & 5 Ors. Suit No: NICN/ABJ/387/2015.
  • Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities vs. Federal Ministry of Education and National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission Suit No: NICN/ABJ/82/2016
The Commission was subpoenaed to testify in several cases, including:
  • Moses Braimoh & Ors vs. Nigeria Railway Corporation – Suit NO: FHC/L/CS/169/2006
  • Dr. Gbolagunte vs. National Research Institute for Chemical Technology – Suit No: FHC/KD/CS/22/2009
  • FRN vs. Prof. Adebiyi Daramola and 1 other Charge No: AK/4C/2017 (HC 9, Akure)
  • FRN vs. Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe & 2 Ors. Charge No: AB/EFCC/03/2016 (HC 3, Abeokuta)
Pending cases:
  • Samuel Nwankwo &120 Ors vs. Federal Collage Of Education (Tech.) Umunze & 8 Ors. CA/E/742/2017 – Court of Appeal Enugu;
  • National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission vs. The Trade Unions Members of the Joint Health Sector Unions & Federal Ministry of Health (JOHESU) CA/A/391/M/2019 – Court of Appeal Abuja
  • Tajudee Okeshola & 3Ors vs. Ministry of Mines and Steel & 4 Ors. NICN/JOS/5/2014.
  • Chief Temple Ubani & 15, 454 Ors vs. Federal Ministry of Power & 3 Ors. NICN/ABJ/210/2016.
  • Oluwole Olatunji Kolade vs. The Industrial Training Fund Governing Council & 2 Ors. NICN/LA/198/2017
  • Yusuf Abdullahi & Ors vs. PTAD & Ors. NICN/ABJ/97/2019
  • Dr. O. J. Ugochukwu & Ors vs. Minister of Health & Ors. NICN/EN/46/2017.
  • Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation Int’l vs. The President Federal Republic of Nigeria & 44 Ors. NICN/ABJ/286/2018
  • Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation Int’l vs. Josiah Biobelemoye (President JOHESU) & 7 Ors. NICN/ABJ/138/2018
  • Adeleye Julius Olufemi & 69 Ors vs. Federal Ministry of Education; National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission; and The Governing Council, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Suit No: NICN/IB/53/2019.
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