June 11, 2024

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Imo govt directs immediate recovery of all vehicles assigned to ex-political appointees

IMO State’s Gov. Hope Uzodimma has directed Imo State Oil-Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) managing director Chief Charles Orie to take custody and carry out proper inventory of all official vehicles assigned to former political appointees.
This directive affects all former principal officers to the governor, all former commissioners, special advisers, and general managers of agencies of government, among others.
Oguwike Nwachuku, chief press secretary and media adviser to Gov. Uzodimma says in a statement, that Orie is further directed to ensure that no former political appointee, no matter how highly placed, refuses to surrender his or her official vehicles.
On January 16, 2024, when Gov. Uzodimma dissolved his expanded executive council, he had directed that the commissioners should hand over their official vehicles to permanent secretaries in their ministries, while special advisers should submit theirs at the Office of the Chief of Staff.
While some former political appointees complied with the directives, others are yet to do so, raising concerns they may have ulterior motives.
But, poised to ensure that government directives are respected by all and sundry, Gov. Uzodimma has mandated Orie to use all means lawful to extract compliance from the former appointees.