March 24, 2023

Gov. Makinde Voiced Firmly To Past Public Office Holders …anyone culpable, will be reported to ICPC

Governor Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo state has on Thursday said that his administration had started reaching out to former office holders in the state, who have been discovered to have withheld state’s resources, to return the same or risk being reported to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).

The Governor, who gave the hint while receiving the Chairman of ICPC, Bolaji Owasanoye, a Professor and his management team in his office, said that the state government “expects that the former office holders would cooperate with it and return funds traced to them.”

A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as saying: “We are not here to witch-hunt the past administration or individuals. That is probably why you (ICPC) have not seen a lot of petitions coming from us. But as we have progressed, what we have seen is that some of the resources were mismanaged.

“We have been talking to the people involved. If they return those resources, then, we probably won’t need to come to ICPC, because the whole idea is for you to help us recover those resources of the state that had been stolen. If they refuse to cooperate, I am just putting them on notice now, then we will come to ICPC for assistance.”

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