The National Industrial Court of Nigeria have ruled that sacked Chairmen and members of Statutory Commissions appointed by former Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi be paid over N234m by the present Administration.
This is concurrent to the judgement given by the National Industrial Court of Nigeria which ordered the incumbent, Governor Ayodele Fayose, to make the payments.
The Presiding Judge, Oyeyibola Oyewunmi, delivering judgment on Monday, ordered Fayose to pay the plaintiffs a total sum of N234,010,982.24 for terminating their appointments.
He, however, refused to answer the claimants’ prayers for a perpetual injunction restraining the governor or his agents from forcefully withdrawing the monetised vehicles given to them.
Fayose had upon resumption of office in 2014 sacked the Chairmen and appointees of the State Independent National Electoral Commission, Civil Service Commission, House of Assembly Service Commission and Local Government Service Commission.
The sacked workers had thereafter sought succour in the court and filed separate suits against the governor and the Attorney-General of Ekiti State.
Represented by Femi Falana, the plaintiffs asked the court to order a reversal of their unlawful sacking as the tenures of their appointments are statutory.