By Olusola Oke
Akure – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned civil servants in Ondo State against looting the resources of the state.
Mr Abayomi Adesanya, the APC Publicity Secretary in the state, gave the warning in a statement in Akure on Wednesday.
He advised that civil servants should not connive with outgoing political officers to divert resources of the state.
Adesanya said such last minute looting of public resources would have repercussions on them in future.
“We have been adequately briefed that some political office holders are seriously mounting pressure on permanent secretaries to coerce them into signing and perfecting their looting documents viz-a-viz cheques, contract papers.
“Some of them have refused to bow to these antics.
“The tenancy of Gov. Olusegun Mimiko in Alagbaka Government House is due to expire 43 days from now.
“Therefore, senior civil servants and directors, especially permanent secretaries, should be extremely careful in dealing with the prodigious acts of an expiring government.
“It is satanic, callous, criminal, contemptible and a deliberate act of sabotage for individuals to attempt to steal public funds as valedictory gifts for themselves,’’ he said.
Adesanya said that aside from cases that had been reported by the media, the party had also been inundated with calls and messages by concerned citizens alerting it about unscrupulous actions of some Mimiko administration officials.