Supreme Court Judgement: Oyo State to Pay N3.7bn to Fired Chairpersons

The Supreme Court of Nigeria has ordered the Oyo State Government to pay the accumulated salaries and allowances of the fired Oyo State Government officials in a settlement estimated to be around N3.7 billion.

The settlement is for the 68 chairmen, 68 vice chairmen and 610 councillors elected in the 33 LGAs and LCDs who each had two years left on their tenure before they were fired by Governor ‘Seyi Makinde as soon as he officially became governor of Oyo State.

According to data from , each chairman is entitled to N3,181,611 in salaries and allowances per annum, while each vice chairman is entitled to N2,803,392 in salaries and allowances. The LCD Councilors are also entitled to N2.4 million per annum each.

A rough estimate of the debt, which the Supreme Court ordered the governor to pay by August, shows that the chairmen will be paid a total of N432.6 million, the vice chairmen will receive N381.2 million and the councillors will receive N2.9billion, bringing the total to an estimated N3.7billion. A severance package is not included in this settlement.

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