Insubordination in public service

Insubordination in public service is a serious misconduct.

F.J.S.C. v. Thomas [2013] 17 NWLR (Pt. 1384) 503 at 538, para F, per Nwodo, JCA:


“Insubordination or disobedience of formal instruction from established authority remains insubordination which is an act of misconduct.”

  • On effect of insubordination in public service:


“Insubordination by a staff even in respect of one allegation is sufficient to attract a dismissal or retirement.” Per Nwodo, JCA at p. 541 para E.

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