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Supreme Court orders Payment of N3.3bn to Former Ekiti LG Bosses after their Unlawful Removal in 2010



supreme-courtThe Supreme Court on Friday ordered the payment of N3.3 billion to local government chairmen and councilors, who were relieved of their duties by former governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.

The former governor, now the Minister of Solid Minerals had in 2010 during his assumption into office as governor relieved the appellants of their duties 15 months into the end of their tenures.

Fayemi had appointed caretaker committees into his government to carry out most of the functions that the local government chairmen and councilors would have done.

In a unanimous judgment read by Justice Chima Nweze, the Supreme Court held that the sack by Fayemi was illegal and unconstitutional.

Nweze ordered that the chairmen, who were unlawfully removed by the governor, to be paid their salaries and other allowances for the period they were unlawfully removed from office.

Speaking outside the court, Wole Ayeni, former Chairman, Ikole Local Government and Ogunbiyi Olasunkanmi-Synergy commended the court for the good judgment.

According to them, the judiciary has come to life since this matter started many years ago.

They, therefore, commended the judiciary as the last hope of the common man.

1 Comment

  1. Marian

    December 10, 2016 at 10:36 am

    This can not be real life! 3.3billion? Salary for how many people? For doing what?? They need to review how much they are paying these people. They better just let them know we don’t got no money so they should just relax and keep enjoying the money we paid them before they were fired.

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