Umahi gives ex-aides 24 hours to return vehicles, properties

Dave Umahi Ebonyi State Governor
Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has directed his former commissioners and other political appointees to return all government vehicles and properties in their custody.

The governor in a statement on Wednesday by his Permanent Secretary Designate–Protocol, Government House, Austin Udude, said the order includes former commissioners, special advisers, special assistants among others.

“The affected officials are expected to submit the vehicles and other properties at their disposal before Thursday, June 13, to the Permanent Secretary Designate–Government House.

“It should be noted that it is a criminal offence for an appointee to vacate office and still retain government property.

“His Excellency the governor has not authorised anybody to keep government’s vehicle or property, therefore, all the affected officials should comply accordingly,” he said.