By Boluwaji Obahopo
LOKOJA—Kogi State government has warned former political office holders in the state who have made away with their official vehicles or other property to return them or face the wrath of the law.
Special Adviser to the State Governor on Special Duties, Adaidu Akoh, stated this yesterday in Lokoja shortly after his inauguration as chairman, Vehicle Recovery Committee, by the state governor, Yahaya Bello.
Akoh said some political office holders that served under the administration of former Governor Idris Wada had carted away several vehicles from the governments’ fleet a day before the inauguration of the present administration on January 27.
“The refusal of the former political office holders involved in this act to return the vehicles despite several appeals made to them has led to the recently constituted Vehicles Recovery Committee by the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello,” he said.
The committee, which comprises representatives from the state Ministry of Justice, security agencies and transport officers at Government House and that of Head of Service, had been mandated to go in search of the vehicles and recover same in order to accelerate the smooth running of government programmes.
Akoh urged those involved to follow the path of honour by willingly returning the vehicles in their possession to the committee to avoid embarrassment from security agencies.
He charged the members of the committee to work assiduously to ensure the completion of the assignment within the stipulated time.
The committee has been given two weeks to conclude the assignment.