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Governor Seyi Makinde to pay N3.7b to sacked LG chairmen

by Jibson
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According to report reaching oyogist.com, Oyo State government to pay an estimated N3.7 billion to Illegally chairmen and Councilors following the Supreme Court Judgement.

The amount, according to The Nation, is for their arrears in salaries and allowance as ordered by the Supreme Court.

The elected chairman, vice chairman and councillors had two years of their tenure left when Governor Seyi Makinde fired them.

The money is for salaries and entitlements for 68 chairmen, 68 vice chairmen and 610 councillors, democratically elected in the 33 local government areas and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).

According to the dat from salaryscale.com, each of the 68 chairmen is entitled to N3,181,611 salaries and allowances per annum, while each vice chairman is entitled to N2,803,392 in salaries and allowances. Each of the councillors is entitled to N2.4 million per annum. This does not cover severance package.

A rough estimate of the debt, which the apex court ordered the governor to pay by August, shows that while chairmen will rake in an average of N432.6 million, vice chairmen will receive N381.2 million. The over 600 councillors will receive N2.9billion, bringing it to an estimated N3.7billion.

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