Governor Seyi Makinde has approved the release of one billion naira for former members of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, Oyo state following their victory at the Supreme Court.
The payment is as first instalment of the payment while the balance would be paid based on the financial situation of the local government areas.
In a letter dated, 21st of December, the payment is in line with the position of the Ministry of Justice that the total and final payment due to the judgement creditors as their salaries and allowances as ordered by the Supreme Court, having excluded the PAYE is 4,874,889,425.60.
Recall that the Supreme Court overturned the decision of Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State to sack local government chairmen and councillors in the state.
The apex court also noted that the replacement of the sacked officials with caretaker committees was illegal and fined Mr Makinde’s administration N20 million.