Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, and sacked local government chairmen in the state, on Monday, seemed to have resolved their misunderstanding as the governor was said to have promised to pay their outstanding allowances.
This development was a result of the intervention of the Minister of Power, Bayo Adelabu, during his working visit to the Governor’s Office.
On the entourage of the minister was the ex-chairman of the sacked Association of Local Governments Chairmen members, Ayodeji Abass-Aleshinloye, who was sacked by the governor on his assumption of office.
An informed government source said, “Today, peace has been brokered between the state government and the sacked members of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria as the governor promised to release the fund immediately.
“The Minister, Adelabu, intervened in the crisis, by appealing to the government and representative of the ex-ALGON represented by Aleshinloye to embrace peace. The minister made the intervention on Monday, at the state secretariat during a working visit to the state governor, Makinde.”
The source added that “Adelabu intervened in the matter in a closed-door meeting with the governor and Aleshinloye, in which the governor promised to settle the debt immediately.
“Before they went into a closed-door meeting, some of the governor’s Executive Assistants and some on the minister’s entourage including Olayemi Gbenga, Segun Olalere were sighted as they engaged in discussion while others exchanged banters.
“In the ensuing development, Makinde later proceeded to shake hands and briefly exchange pleasantries with Aleshinloye after the meeting ended on a peaceful note.”