We must recover government assets stolen under Ortom - Governor Hyacinth Alia

The Assets Recovery Committees set up by Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue state have been directed to ensure that they recover all assets stolen by the immediate past administration of Governor 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.” 

Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia wins Benue guber election

Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been declared the winner of the March 18 governorship election in Benue state.


According to results released by INEC, the Catholic priest secured 473,933 votes to defeat Titus Uba, the candidate of the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP), who polled 223,913 votes. Herman Hembe of the Labour Party (LP) scored 41,881 votes.

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