- The EFCC has warned contractors who had abandoned projects throughout the Niger Delta of its intention to visit various sites
- Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the anti-graft body made this known on Thursday, June 21
- Magu said that the visit would be to ascertain the level of work done so far in comparison to the money paid to the contractors
Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, June 21, forwarded a note of warning to contractors who had abandoned multi-million Naira projects throughout the Niger Delta that it would in no time visit the project sites to ascertain the level of work done so far in comparison to the money paid to them, Vanguard reports.
Magu revealed that where public fund found to have been taken without commensurate work done, adding that those involved would be made to face justice.
The acting chairman spoke in Abuja when officials of the National Association of Niger-Delta Students (NANDS), paid him a visit.
Magu said: “We will visit such projects and ensure the completion of the projects and where money has been taken; we will go after them and recover the money. We will ensure that justice is done.
He noted that there was need for the anti-graft agency, to visit the region and ensure that money paid for the execution of developmental projects, but which have not been executed was recovered and the defaulters made to face the long arm of the Law.
He said: “There will be a project monitoring team, which will partner with civil societies to monitor the award of contracts by the NDDC and execution of the projects. “So, there is a need for us to partner in each of the states in the region.
We will visit such projects and ensure the completion of the projects and where money has been taken; we will go after the thieves and recover the money. We will ensure that justice is done.”
The EFCC boss, recently honoured with the award of 21st Century Icon of Integrity and Role Model to the Younger Generation by NANDS, commended the students for the gesture and urged them to support the fight against corruption.
He said: “We have always solicited support from the youths. I am encouraged and we recognize what you are doing. We need people like you to take the anti-corruption message to the grassroots.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the anti-graft agency, EFCC, had denied that its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, is nursing a governorship ambition.
Legit.ng gathered that the agency also said that Magu was considering suing the media that alluded to such ambition.
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