We don’t spend recovered stolen money – EFCC

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission

(EFCC) Tuesday said the anti-corruption crusade

body does not spend recovered stolen money.

EFCC denied the rumour making rounds in an

interactive session organized by National Board for

Technical Education (NBTE) for the anti-corruption

crusade body and principal officers, union

representatives of polytechnic and specialized

institutions in Kaduna.

EFCC said instead recovered stolen money are

been returned to the true owners of the money.

EFCC equally stated that, it is not true that it spends

1trillion naira as it is been alleged.

The EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu also used

the avenue to sound warning that nobody will be

spared in it anti-corruption crusade.

Represented by his Director Public Affairs

Department, Osita Nwanjah, Magu said full weight

of the law would be brought to bear on anyone

caught found in corrupt practices.

“I must sound a note of warning to all present, that

acts of fraud, corruption and other forms of

economic and financial crimes, whether committed

by individuals or groups will not be overlooked by

EFCC,” he said.

Similarly and while presenting a paper titled “EFCC:

Prevention Activities,” EFCC Head of Enlightenment

and Orientation Unit, Hajia Aisha Larai Musa said

the public should report any EFCC staff with

dubious characters as such staffs will be made to

face the full wrath of law.

She said the commission has put in place

preventive measures to check mate the canker

worm of corruption in the country.

“We felt our children lack the moral behaviours as

a result of failed parenthood so we put in place

programmes such as Youth and school initiative

programme where we created integrity group in

primary and secondary school created. Among the

NYSC members too.

“We have Faith based initiative where we set up 9-

man committee comprising of both religious

leaders to preach and discourage participation in

the corrupt practices.

“We have in place too womenCivil society

sensitization initiative programme and Public

private sector initiative programme such as this

between the EFCC and NBTE,” Hajia Musa stated.

Earlier, in his welcome address, the Executive

Secretary of NBTE, Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure said the

interactive session was borne out of the need to

sensitize the principal officers and union

representatives of the institutions against the

alarming high number of petitions which has

generated negative impact on the Education sector.

“The number of petitions to the EFCC and ICPC in

the past two years borders on academic and

financial corruption from the Polytechnics. This is

alarming high number of petitions has generated

negative impact on the sector and has been a

cause of concern for the board and the federal

ministry of Education.

“The fora provided very useful information that will

assist in ensuring probity and accountability in

both academics and administration of the

institution, as well as reduce the petitions

emanating from the institutions,” Kazaure however

said.


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