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Thursday, July 18, 2019

EFCC HANDS BADEH GIFTS OF FORFEITED N4.5B PROPERTY



The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was on Wednesday being July handed over a property, located at Plot 1386 Uda Crescent, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja, over to Voice of Nigeria (VON). 


It was presented by the EFCC Secretary, Olanipekun Olukoyede who represented the Acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu.


During his speech he made the following points: "This is an epic moment in the history of Nigeria, not for the ceremonial nature of this activity, but for what it stands for. This is one of the buildings that was confiscated from a fraudulent person who stole the money of Nigeria. The event taking place today is going a long way to prove to the critics, that the war against corruption is real; the battle has come to stay. If we are able to fight corruption in Nigeria concertedly, we would have fought 70 per cent of Nigeria's problem."


"If not for us, but for the generation coming behind."


"Within a few years, we have moved from stolen billions to trillions. Imagine the number of hospitals the trillions should be able to build but was never built, the number of students the stolen funds could have sponsored on free scholarship that but will now, never go to school. The thousands of kilometres of roads that could have been constructed, but will never be built; the number of arms that could have been purchased for our military men to fight insurgency."  


"Today's event is important if only to send signals to those stealing our money that one day, one day, monkey will go to the market and he will never return."


"While decrying the high rate of internet fraud among the youth, he said "The battle against fraud is for everybody. The EFCC will not come and train your child for you, it is everybody's fight."

Mr Osita Okechukwu, 
The Director General of VON appreciated the EFCC for its good gesture and kindness to the government's broadcast organisation and as well in fighting against corruption in the country.

"We are beneficiaries of EFCC's good work and fruits of President Buhari's anti-graft war. We thank the EFCC for its cooperation and for this befitting virgin gold corporate headquarters," Osita said.

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