Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has said his government will comply with the Supreme Court order that the dissolved local dissolved local government officials should be paid all their salaries and allowances.
The sacked council officials were elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress during the tenure of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
The governor had announced their dissolution immediately he was inaugurated as the governor on May 29, 2019.
The sacked council officials went to the high court, appeal court and the apex court which ruled that they should be paid all their salaries and allowances from May 2019 to March 2022.
Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde said on Monday in a statement that his administration would comply.
The statement read, “The court also awarded a cost of N20m and asked the Attorney General of Oyo State to file an affidavit of compliance latest August 7, 2021.
“A similar decision was given against the Government of Katsina State, with the same cost of N20m awarded against it.
“As far as we are concerned, the Supreme Court, by that judgment, made a policy decision, being a policy court. It was apparently sending a message to states in its attempt to protect elected local governments councils.
“The government of Oyo State has full respect for the judiciary and the Supreme Court of the land and as a believer in the rule of law, the state will comply with the order to pay the salaries of dissolved local government chairmen.”