EFCC hands over recovered N148m to Kwara state government

EFCC hands over recovered N148m to Kwara state government

- EFCC has handed over another recovered loots worth N148 million to Kwara state government

- The anti-graft agency claims the money was retrieved from some officials of the past administration

- Governor Abdulrahaman Abdul-Razak commended the EFCC and promised that the recovered funds would be used judiciously

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) continues to record success in its anti-corruption war after handing over a bank draft for another N148,049,580:81 looted funds to Kwara state government.

According to PR Nigeria, the commission returned the stolen funds to the north-central state on Thursday, September 3.

The Kwara commissioner for finance and planning, Olasumbo Florence Oyeyemi, was on ground to receive the money on behalf of the state government.

An official statement by Saad Hamdalat, the press secretary ministry of finance and planning, said the money was recently recovered from some officials of the past administration.

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EFCC hands over recovered N148m to Kwara state government

EFCC returns N148m stolen funds back to Kwara's purse. Photo credit: PR Nigeria/UGC
Source: UGC

She went on to commend the anti-graft agency for its efforts in stamping out corruption and abuse of public office.

Oseni Kazeem, the Ilorin zonal head of the EFCC had earlier announced the recovery of new loots for the government during a recent courtesy visit to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

AbdulRazaq, on his part, commended the EFCC as the agency has continued to recover funds stolen from public treasury.

The governor noted that the recovered funds would be judiciously used for social investment programmes of the administration.

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Legit.ng recalls that the EFCC handed over N263 million looted funds to Kwara state government.

The anti-graft agency returned the stolen funds back to Kwara's purse on Tuesday, March 2, with Abdul-Razak on ground to receive the money.

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An official statement by EFCC said the money was recovered from suspected looters of the state's treasury following thorough findings.

According to EFCC's head of the zone Isyaku Sharu who presented the money to Governor Abdul-Razak at the agency's office, the fund was looted from KWIRS and 16 local government areas in the state.

Receiving the recovered loots, Governor Abdul-Razak commended the anti-graft agency for doing a great job and promised to channel the money towards the development of the state.

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