The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has ordered the Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose to pay over N234 million to the chairmen for allegedly disengaging them without following due process and also members of statutory commissions appointed by former Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Members of fayemi’s appointees that were sacked by the Ekiti State government are… State Independent National ElectoralCommission (SIEC), Civil Service Commission (CSC), House of AssemblyService Commission (HASC) and the Local Government Service Commission (LGSC) on assumption of office in October 2014 when their tenures were still subsisting.
Sequel to this, the officials through their lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), had approached the court to reverse their unlawful sack and reinstate them into the commissions.
The claimants said they had not served out their tenures by the time the governor sacked them.
The court gave the verdict while delivering judgment in separate suits filed by the sacked members of the commissions against the governor of Ekiti State and the Attorney General of Ekiti State.
Source: This Day