“It has to be noted that a public servant in the established pensionable cadre of the Federal or State Public Service has a legal status and ex hypothesis a right to remain in service until properly removed in accordance with the Civil Service Rules applicable to him. Alas, this is not the case here. See Federal Capital Development Authority v Naibi (1990) 3 NWLR (pt.138) 270, Shitta-Bey v Federal Public Service Commission (1981) 1 SC 40, Olaniyan v University of Lagos (1985) 2 NWLR (pt.9) 599.” Per JOHN INYANG OKORO, JSC in FANYAM v. GOV. OF BENUE STATE & ORS (2022-LCER-46523-SC) (Pp 11 – 12; Paras E – B)

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