AS NULGE ORDERS MEMBERS TO STAY AT HOME
The dissolution of local government executives in Ekiti State, on Monday assumed another dimension as local government workers were directed to stay away from work in the 16 councils in the state. The directive was given by the state chapter of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) when some council chairmen invaded the secretariats in their bids to return to office despite Governor Kayode Fayemi's pronouncement to the contrary.
The order given by the state Chairman of the union, Mr. Ayo Afolalu was said to have been informed by the attitudes of some of the political office holders who were fired by the Governor.
Addressing newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday, the spokesman to the governor, Mojeed Jamiu said the action of the Governor was in line with the constitutional provision. He noted that before the week runs out caretaker committees would be constituted to manage the affairs of the councils.
He assured the people of the state of adequate security, saying, mobile and regular policemen were on ground to protect lives and property at the 16 secretariats. He also disclosed the security reports that some disgruntled politicians had hired hoodlums to invade the council secretariats and set them ablaze at night.
Jamiu also disclosed that security agent had been mobilized to the secretariats to check possible attack by hoodlums.
Council workers were being asked to stay away from the secretariat until further notice.
When Daily Sun contacted the NULGE chairman on his mobile phone to get his reactions, he said he was in a meeting. He later switched off his mobile phone.