Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has ordered all former political office holders in the state to immediately return government vehicles and other government assets in their custody or risk confrontation with security agencies.
The governor also gave the affected former aides 48 hours to comply with the directives or face sanction.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka, Makinde stated that it has observed that some former political office holders are still in possession of official vehicles attached to their offices despite the fact that they are no longer in the service of the state government.
The statement reads in parts, “Consequently, His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde has therefore directed that all former political functionaries who are still in possession of government vehicles to return the same to Government Transport pool within 48 hours.
“Failure to which the security agencies shall be directed to retrieve such vehicles from wherever they may be kept.”
The government said it will take all necessary steps to ensure that all assets illegally taken away by the former officials are returned to its custody, insisting that such officials should have honorably turned in the assets.[?]