The Chairmen and Members of the dissolved Statutory Commissions of the Osun State Government have dragged Governor Ademola Adeleke before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Ibadan, challenging their dissolution.
Governor Adeleke had on October 30, 2023, dissolved the commissions comprising Osun State Judicial Service Commission, Osun State Independent Electoral Commission OSSIEC, Osun State Civil Service Commission and Osun State House of Assembly Service Commission.
But in four separate suits, counsel to the claimants, Muhydeen Adeoye is praying the court to nullify the dissolution and sought the payment of the sum of 500,000,000.00 naira as damages to the petitioners.
The plaintiffs who described the dissolution of the commissions as illegal asked for their reinstatement until the expiration of their 5- year tenure in 2027.
They also called for the payment of their salaries, entitlements and other emoluments owed them since November, 2022.
The counsel also urged the court to direct the state goverment to stop giving further effect to the purported constitution of the new commissions.
Other parties joined in the suit are: The Attorney General of Osun State, Commissioner for Finance, Osun State and Osun State House of Assembly.
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