Makinde directs ex-political appointees to return official vehicles

The Oyo state government on Friday directed all the immediate-past political appointees to return all official vehicles allocated to them on or before Aug. 25.

The secretary to the state government (SSG), Olanike Adeyemo, in a letter, directed all those who served in the first tenure of Mr Makinde to comply with the directive.

According to the circular, the state government exempted some categories of political officeholders from the directive.

They are the state governor, the deputy governor, the State House of Assembly speaker, members of the Assembly and the state’s Chief Judge.

Others exempted are: Judges, then secretary to the state government, chief of staff, head of service, commissioners, permanent secretaries, accountant-general, auditor-general and surveyor-general.

Mr Adeyemo added that the second category of persons exempted from the directive is those who were given vehicles as gifts at the discretion of the state governor.

“Officials who have documentary evidence to substantiate the claim of having been gifted the official vehicles should present the evidence to schedule officers at their respective ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs),” he added.

The SSG enjoined those still in possession of official vehicles without due authorisation to return them on or before the Aug. 25 deadline.

“Schedule officers in MDAs in the State Public/Civil Service are mandated to recover official vehicles that have been taken away without due authorisation if not returned on or before Aug. 25,” he stated.


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