Ademola Adeleke, the Osun governor, has asked former appointees of the state to return all government properties in their possession.
The directive was issued on Wednesday in a statement by Olawale Rasheed, spokesperson to the governor.
The directive comes hours after Adeleke revoked the appointments of some appointees of the previous administration, and dissolved all non-statutory boards of ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs).
According to Rasheed, the governor said any affected official who fails to comply with the order will face the wrath of the law.
“The Government of Osun State has directed former appointed officials to return government properties in their possession within 48 hours,” the statement reads.
“The directive was sequel to large scale diversion of government assets by top officials of the immediate past administration.
“Several official vehicles are missing while official records indicated that two third of former state officials left with fleet of car in their office.
“Most Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were stripped of operational assets like vehicles, computers and even residential fittings. Residences of some top officials were equally pillaged even to lamp fitting.
“Any former official who refuses to comply with the directive will face the full weight of the law.”