Governor Aiyedatiwa Disowns 273 Aides Appointed By Commissioner

By Damilare Adeleye

Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa of Ondo State has said he would not pay the 273 lawyers appointed as aides by his Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olukayode Ajulo.

Earlier, Ajulo had said the appointment of the lawyers was to enhance the provision of excellent, independent and ethical legal services to the state, as well as protect the rights of the people.

The Attorney-General said the aides presented a multitude of ideas and their appointments are as honorary advisers and technical advisers.

“They will provide invaluable guidance to reinforce the vision of the Office of the Attorney-General of Ondo State to be the best public law office in Nigeria.”

However, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Aiyedatiwa, Ebenezer Adeniyan, said the aides would not be paid from the state coffers.

Adeniyan added that the appointments did not have the imprimatur of Governor Aiyedatiwa.