Immediate Provost of Abia State College of Education, Technical, Dr Philips Nto has protested the seizure of his official vehicle by the state panel on Recovery of Government Property.
He said by Government’s extant regulations, he was entitled to go with his official vehicle as Provost and wondered why the panel did not put that fact into consideration.
He lamented the fact that the panel did not also consider the fact that he was being owed close to N120m before ordering the Recovery of the vehicle.
Dr Philips Nto expressed worries that the panel issued two conflicting orders on the same matter within a space of two days, raising serious suspicion about the action.
According to him, in as much as he was prepared to obey the order of the panel, the haste with which the order was executed left him uncomfortable.
” There was something fishy about the whole drama. An order was issued on Wednesday giving me one week to return the car, but am surprised that another other was issued today requesting the immediate return of the vehicle “, he said.
He said he does not want to believe that he is being persecuted because he worked under a PDP governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu who gave the necessary approval for his action as governor.
He called on Gov Alex Otti to ensure that some people do not use the panel to fight their personal matter as against the good intentions of government.