The Special Presidential Panel for the Recovery of Public Property in Abuja on Friday handed over 19 official vehicles it recently recovered for the National Population Commission (NPopC).
The vehicles were retrieved from former commissioners of the NPopC who allegedly made away with them after their tenures in office.
The Chairman of the panel, Okoi Obono-Obla, handed over the vehicles to officials of the commission at a brief ceremony.
Obono-Obla said the recovery followed a tip-off by a member of staff of the commission
to the panel in March.
He noted that the commissioners were not supposed to leave with official property having benefited from the government’s monetisation policy.
“But because Nigeria was a very corrupt country until the coming into power of President Muhammadu Buhari, they went home with those vehicles.
“If it were the Nigeria before May 28, 2015, they would have got away with it, thereby denying Nigerians their use.