Return official vehicles allocated to you, Oyo govt tells ex-appointees

The Oyo state government on Friday asked all former political appointees in the first tenure of Governor ‘Seyi Makinde to return all official vehicles allocated to them.

In a circular dated August 18, 2023, signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Olanike Adeyemo, the government directed the former political appointees to return the vehicles on or before Friday, August25, 2023.

The circular stressed that “the governor, the deputy governor; speaker and members of the House of Assembly; 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.

The circular indicated that the second category of persons exempted from the directive are those gifted vehicles at the discretion of the governor, adding 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.

The circular tasked those still in possession of official vehicles without due authorisation to return them on or before Friday, August 25, 2023.

“Schedule officers in ministries, departments and agencies (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 Friday, August 25, 2023.”