Oyo State Government has directed all political appointees in the first tenure of the State’s Governor, Seyi Makinde to return all official vehicles allocated to them in a week.
In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo on Friday, the State Government advised the ex-aides to return the vehicles on or before Friday, 25th August, 2023.
“Scheduled Officers of Ministries, Departments and Agencies. MDAs, in the State Public/Civil Service are mandated to ensure that official vehicles taken without proper authorization are not returned on or before August 25, 2023”, Adeyemo said.
The statement added that the Governor, the Deputy governor, the Speaker and members of the House of Assembly, the Chief Judge of the State, Judges, Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff, Head of Service, Commissioners, Permanent Secretaries, Accountant-General, Auditors-General and Surveyor-General are exempted from the directive.
Adeyemo stated that those gifted vehicles at the discretion of the Governor are also exempted.
She added that officials who have documentary evidence to substantiate the claim of having been gifted official vehicles should present the evidence to schedule officers at their MDAs.