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Ondo: 273 lawyers appointed by attorney-general are honorary advisers | They won’t be paid

Ebenezer Adeniyan, chief press secretary to Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Ondo governor, says the 273 lawyers appointed by Olukayode Ajulo will not be paid. 

On Saturday, Ajulo, the attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Ondo, announced the appointment of the lawyers whom he said were honorary and technical advisers.

Ajulo had said the lawyers would provide “invaluable guidance” to reinforce the vision to be the best public law office in Nigeria.

Commenting on the development, Adeniyan told TheCable that the lawyers are advisers and not aides.

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“He did not appoint aides. They are lawyers. A lot of his colleagues approached him giving series of advice on how to move the Ondo justice system forward. He counted the number of those that approached him and he thereafter named them as his advisers,” Adeniyan said.

“They are more or less like honorary advisers. He didn’t appoint them as aides into government.

“It’s like constituting an advisory board. He made them like honorary advisers to him so that they can contribute to the development of the justice system in Ondo state. He did not appoint them as aides.”

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Asked if they would be paid and if the payment would come from the government’s coffers, Adeniyan replied in the negative.

“They are not going to be paid. They are just to advice him; it’s like a committee to assist. None of them is being given any appointment letter that will spell out any renumeration,” he said.

“Nobody is going to pay them because they are not on any payroll. They are not aides, so nobody is paying because they are not going to be on any payroll whether its government’s or personal payroll.”

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