The Supreme Court on Friday described the dissolution of local governments in Oyo State as illegal. The apex court in the country also ruled that their replacement with caretaker committees is illegal. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) had earlier directed the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde to reverse himself over the dissolution of local government administration in the state.
The Association of Local Government Of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State chapter, had appealed the judgment of the Appeal Court in Ibadan sacking chairmen of local governments and Local Council Development Areas in the state by Governor Seyi Makinde.
The chairmen operating under the auspices of the ALGON elected in 2018 were sacked on May 29, 2019 by Governor Makinde.