Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has ordered all former political office holders in the state to earnestly return government vehicles and other assets in their possessions or risk confrontation with security agencies.
The governor in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka, said that the former officials must ensure the return of state assets in their care within 48 hours.
He stated that the government 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 Oyo State.
The Statement further read: “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 where ever they may be kept.”
Makinde further 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 returned these assets.