Ekiti State Government has queried the immediate past executive members of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and Joint Negotiating Council in the state over their alleged dealings with ex-governor Ayodele Fayose.
The labour leaders, who are civil servants, were investigated for allegedly colluding with the Ayodele Fayose administration to appropriate N6m monthly as running grants for themselves and another N6m quarterly running grants for their meetings.
They were also accused of involving themselves in partisan politics contrary to the Public Service Rules.
They were also alleged to have used their positions during the Ayodele Fayose government to acquire plots of land.
According to the query dated May 7, 2019 by one Mr T.O. Ajobiewe on behalf of the Head of Service, Mr Ayodeji Ajayi, the action of the affected officials was “inimical to the image of the Public Service”.
The query read in part, “The report of Panel on Labour Related Matters indicates that your involvement in partisan politics was handsomely rewarded by the last administration with cash and allocated plots of land.”
Sources said the queries were issued after the panel headed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Sunday Adebayo, which investigated the former union leaders, submitted its report to the state government.