Benue: We Must Recover Government Assets Stolen Under Ortom - Gov Hyacinth Alia

Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue State has directed the Assets Recovery Committees to ensure that they recover all government assets allegedly stolen by his predecessor, Samuel Ortom.

Alia who gave the directive during the official inauguration of the Chairman and members of the State and Local Government Assets Recovery Committees at the Government House in Makurdi on Friday, June 23, said it became necessary considering the large number of cars that were hitherto seen with former government officials but are nowhere to be found.

Some of the items to be recovered include all government lands, vehicles, houses, furniture, and other machinery. The committees will also determine all unction of government property and assets taken between March 1 and May 29, 2023 by various government MDAs without due process.

Alia who revealed that he has received allegations of conversion, abuse, and outright stealing of government property and asset, added;

“It’s not to victimise or witch hunt anybody but it’s the right thing to do to account for all government assets.”

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