The Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Taraba State, Joseph Joshua, has raised concerns over the sudden disappearance of several official vehicles from the ministry’s premises.
Mr. Joshua sounded the alarm over the weekend in Jalingo, the state capital, pledging to employ strict measures to uncover the truth behind the vanishing vehicles.
According to him, plans have been finalised by his office to investigate the entire management staff of the ministry.
The missing vehicles, which were reportedly absent from the ministry’s inventory prior to Commissioner Joshua’s tenure, include an ambulance, a 504 Peugeot, a Toyota Hilux, and a Coaster bus.
Allegations have arisen that a former commissioner of the ministry absconded with the 504 Peugeot, while a director of the ministry is suspected to have made off with the Toyota Hilux.
“How can somebody take government property worth millions of naira and sell it? I am determined to ensure justice prevails in this matter, and I am not deterred by any potential opposition,” Commissioner Joshua declared.
Furthermore, the commissioner expressed disappointment with one of his directors who purportedly left the state without obtaining official approval, a breach of civil service regulations.
In response to the director’s actions, which he deemed in violation of established rules, Commissioner Joshua affirmed, “This will not be business as usual. I am committed to collaborating with those who share our vision for progress under the leadership of Governor Agbu Kefas.”