EFCC recovers over N4.16bn unpaid lottery revenue

EFCC recovers over N4.16bn unpaid lottery revenue

- EFCC says it would not relent in the fight against corruption in Nigeria

- The anti-graft agency said it has recovered over N4.16bn unremitted lottery revenue

- Mohammed Umar Abbah, the acting chairman of EFCC, made this known on Thursday, September 24

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In its efforts to rid Nigeria of corruption and corrupt practices, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has recovered over N4.16 billion unremitted funds from lottery companies in the country.

Channels TV reports that the lottery companies failed to remit the unpaid revenue to the coffers of the government.

Legit.ng gathered that the acting chairman of the EFCC, Mohammed Umar Abbah, in a statement issued on Thursday, September 24, disclosed this while receiving a delegation from the ministerial taskforce for the recovery of unpaid revenues from the lottery businesses.

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EFCC recovers over N4.16bn unpaid lottery revenue
The acting chairman of the EFCC, Mohammed Abbah, receives a delegation from the ministerial taskforce for the recovery of unpaid revenues from the lottery businesses. Credit: Twitter/EFCC.
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He said:

“We mapped out strategies which resulted in the recovery of over N1.16 billion from lottery companies, operating in Abuja with over N3 billion from their counterparts, operating in Lagos state.
“We are willing and ready to partner with you to ensure those lottery companies that have continuously shortchanged the government are made to cough out all the revenues they had deprived the government over the years.”

Speaking on the recovered funds, the chairman of the taskforce, Willaims Alo, commended the anti-graft agency for its effort in recovering the unremitted lottery funds.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the EFCC was petitioned by the Nigerian Youth Movement of Switzerland in a letter demanding a probe into the alleged corrupt practices by officials of the Nigerian Embassy in Bern.

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It was reported that the group in a petition signed by its youth leader, Irydaer Omobude, also petitioned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and the ministry of foreign affairs.

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