Kogi gov constitutes vehicles recovery committee to go after Wada’s appointees

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has constituted a vehicles recovery committee to go after former political office holders in possession of vehicles belonging to the state government.

The committee comprises of a representative of the Kogi State Ministry of Justice, security agencies and transportation officers in the Government House and the Head of Service.

A statement made available to Qed.ng on Tuesday said the move followed the refusal of those affected‎ to return the vehicles despite several appeals made to them.

Those indicted, the statement said, will be made to face the wrath of the law.

Political office holders who served under immediate past Governor Idris Wada were accused of carting away several vehicles from the government’s fleet a day before the inauguration of the present administration on January 27, 2016.

The Committee, which was inaugurated on Monday, was mandated to go after the vehicles and recover same in order to accelerate the smooth running of the current government and its programmes.

Chairman ‎of the Committee, Adaidu Akoh, who is also the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, while speaking to journalists in Lokoja  said the committee has so far recovered seven vehicles from the former appointees.

He urged others to thread the path of honour by willingly returning the vehicles in their possession to the committee to avoid embarrassment from security agencies.

Akoh also commended members of the committee for working round the clock to ensure the completion of the assignment within the stipulated time.

The committee was given two weeks to conclude its assignment.