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Friday, 28 April 2017

EFCC has recovered N17bn through the Whistle-blower Policy - acting EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu says

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, yesterday April 27th, disclosed that the introduction of the whistle-blower policy by the federal government has led to the recovery of about N17billion by the Commission.

Magu gave this hint while presenting a paper titled “Before Corruption Kills Nigeria”, at the 62nd Award Night of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, held atthe Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton Hotels, Abuja.

In the paper, which was presented on his behalf by Dr. A. Bello, Magu said,

“apart from several other recoveries running into several billions of naira, the recent whistle-blower policy, has led to the recovery of N521,815,000, $53,272,747, £122,890, and €547,730 by the EFCC.” The EFCC boss, while reiterating the Commission’s commitment to combating corruption, called on the media to support the ongoing fight against corruption as that was the only way the battle can be won.

His words: “the EFCC is committed to pursuing its statutory mandate and to rescue the Nigerian state and its people from being killed by corruption. We call on the Media and well meaning Nigerians to join us in this crusade. With the government and people of Nigeria behind the EFCC, we shall surely be victorious”. Magu also revealed that the EFCC recorded 62 convictions in the first quarter of the year. In his remarks, the National President, NUJ, Abdulwaheed Odusile, pledged the Union’s support for the EFCC and commended the Commission for its committed efforts in combating corruption of all manners in Nigeria. He urged the agency to continue carrying out its operation without fear or favour.

“While we commend the EFCC for its efforts in fighting economic crimes and corruption, we urge it to be diligent and painstaking in its assignment, and continue to operate without fear or favour. The media will continue to support their efforts in this regard”, Odusile pledged.

The NUJ president also condemned the rejection of Magu as the substantive chairman of the EFCC by the Senate and called for synergy between the legislature and the executive in the interest of the nation. “We condemn the undue politicization of the confirmation of the appointment of Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the EFCC by the National Assembly. We call on the executive and the legislature to work together in the interest of the Nigeria people. The cat and mouse game in their relationship is adversely affecting the state of the nation and the welfare of the people”, Odusile said.


dee boi said...

Good for them... dee

Alloy Chikezie said...

That's a huge sum.
Whistle blowing seems to be a lucrative business.

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Anonymous said...

But what have you done with the 27 billion u claim? Buhari loyalist! U will never be confirmed by the senate!

Anonymous said...

Whistle blowing recovery without the owner or any prosecution. Are they trying to tell us that the owner of the money pick race when he heard the whistle

Anonymous said...

Whistle will be expensive in the market now

Moses Ogbeh said...

Good work Magu, keep it up.

Anonymous said...

My question is what are the recovered loot meant for? Aren't we supposed to feel the impact of all these trillions of naira???

Badboy Siano said...

And of what use has all the recovered money been put to? People dey hungry like say 2moro no dey yet dem don recover over how much dem mention again sef?

Peter James said...

Yet buhari wants to borrow more money. What are they doing with monies?
Also, of the 17b harvested, how much has been relooted?

Cornelius Chukwu said...

I am not saying that the money should be given to me, but where is this money recovered so far. So many States are still battling to pay workers salary. Is it in 2019 you will want someone that has not been paid his or her salary for months to vote for you.

Emy said...

only? guy u dey lie.

Vivian Reginalds said...

common shut up there; and how many did you steal???
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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