The Ekiti State government has begun probe of immediate past union leaders in the state for allegedly conniving with the former Governor Ayodele Fayose to allocate six million naira monthly running grants to themselves.
Concise News understands that Fayemi’s administration has also accused the labour of diverting over six million naira quarterly running grants for their meetings and involvement in partisan politics.
However, the names of the officials under investigation include the immediate past Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Raymond Ade Adesanmi, former Trade Union Congress, TUC, Chairman, Odunayo Adesoye and Joint Negotiation Council JNC Chairman, Oladipupo Johnson as well as NLC Secretary, O.P. Olayemi.
Others on the list are former JNC Secretary, Blessing Oladele; former Chairperson of TUC Women Wing, Bolajoko Fajulugbe; and former
Chairperson of NLC Women Wing, Toyin Ofere.
This online medium learned that Radio Nigeria reports that the former union leaders are being probed by a Panel of Inquiry Headed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Sunday Adebayo.
The panel reportedly received petitions from some aggrieved workers who accused the former labour leaders of allegedly conspiring with Fayose to deny them of their welfare.
“The running grant fraud was also discovered in the state Auditor General’s report for 2017 Financial Audit Report which was also made available to the panel,” they alleged.
A prelude to the former labour leaders’ predicament was a query issued to them by the Office of Establishment and Training which they were directed to answer within 24 hours.