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BREAKING: Court Orders Ogun Govt To Pay Ex-LG Political Office Holders N3.5BN

Byadulawo

Feb 14, 2022

The National Industrial Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Monday, ordered Ogun State Government to pay former local government political office holders in the state, both elected and appointed (2012-2015 congress), the sum of N3.5 billion, being the amount deducted from their salaries by the immediate past governor of the state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

The political office holders, numbering over 500 had instituted the suit in May 2020, after several unsuccessful attempts to have an audience with Governor Dapo Abiodun.

According to the suit, Amosun had via a memo deducted one-third of the salaries of the political office holders, under the guise that the money was being saved for them.

The political office holders, however, said action contravened the Ogun State Local Government Law 2008, adding that when they were leaving office in 2015, the money was not given to them.

Delivering judgement on the matter, Justice Dele Peters said deducting the salaries of the appointees via a memo was illegal, adding that anything against statutory law is obnoxious, null and void.

He ordered the state government to pay the deducted salaries of the political office holders with 15% interest within 30 days to the day the judgement was delivered.

Details later…..

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