- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that Nigeria can be a model nation if corruption is kicked out from its territory
- The EFCC's acting boss, Ibrahim Magu, said that the commission has been able to fight the menace of ghost workers through the use of Bank Verification Number (BVN)
- Magu, on Thursday, October 10, said that the EFCC recovers the sum of N4.5 billion monthly through the BVN initiative
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has praised the federal government for the introduction of Bank Verification Number (BVN).
The EFCC's acting boss, Ibrahim Magu, on Thursday, October 10, said that the commission helps the federal government to recover the sum of N4.5 billion on monthly basis from the menace of ghost workers, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Speaking in a lecture in Abuja, Magu said that the EFCC was able to do this through the instrumentality of the BVN initiative, adding that the President Buhari-led administration is bent of ridding the country of all traces of corruption.
He stressed that if the scourge of corruption is wiped out from both the private and public sectors, Nigeria will in no time evolve into a model nation.
The commission's boss said: “The involvement of the EFCC in tackling the scourge of ghost workers in the civil service has led to a redemption of over N4.5 billion naira monthly.
“If Nigeria breaks away from corrupt practices in government businesses and in the private sector, we will transform into a model state overnight.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, October 11, granted a ruling ordering the permanent forfeiture of N601 million found in two accounts operated by a civil servant, Okunrinboye Tomsin Titus.
The motion for the forfeiture of the money was filed by the EFCC.
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