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EFCC to go after perpetrators of Social Investment Fraud

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The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has reiterated the resolve of the anti-corruption agency, to ensure transparency and honesty in the implementation of the ideals behind the creation of the National Social Investment Programme, N-SIP in the North-East.

“There are complaints across board of the beneficiaries collecting monies, while others are using proxy companies to siphon public funds, and this will not be tolerated,” he said.

Magu, who spoke through the Head, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal Office, Lawrence Iwodi, at the 14th Situation Room, which held at the Pinnacle Hotel, Maiduguri, Borno State, also urged N-SIP beneficiaries to report any person(s) engaging in fraudulently activities through the program.

“The public is hereby warned to desist from fraudulent acts, as the EFCC will not relent in carrying out a proper investigation and likely prosecution of offenders in the area of school feeding and other programmes of N-SIP,” he said.

He further urged Nigerians to embrace the Federal Government’s whistle-blower policy, stressing that “beneficiaries should endeavor to provide us with information on fraudulent activities currently happening across the states, especially the school feeding programme.”

Speaking at the event, which had as its theme, “Increasing Transparency and Participation in the Implementation of the Social Investments Programme”, the keynote speaker, Maryam Uwais, who was represented by Sola Afolayan, Adviser, Social Investments Programme from the Monitoring, Evaluation & Social Impact, noted the resolve of the N-SIP to partner with the EFCC.

“The N-Sip is collaborating with the EFCC on investigating and prosecuting of all cases relating to financial fraud on our programmes,” Afolayan said.

Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Sadiq Isa Radda, and the Director General of National Orientation Agency, Garba Abari appreciated the effort of the EFCC in the fight against corruption and the achievement so far made by the Commission.

There were also representatives from the Nigeria Labour Congress, the National Union of Teachers, Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption, MacArthur Foundation, and Religious bodies.

166 COMMENTS

  1. Corrupt practices every where in Nigeria, i urge EFCC To left no stone unturn on this issue. I commend them for their hard work.

  2. You guys should congratulate the Nigeria youths for once by giving them a better job so that all this crimes will stop. They will use their knowledge to work and produce something good instead of living some old people

  3. Story, sugar coated smooth talkers,called their Office today to report a case of fraud with complete evidence and all,all they could say was there’s nothing they can do abt it.mstcheww

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  6. Comment: what is this corrupt man shouting for? Magu is only fighting yahoo boys who didn’t steal anything from Nigeria govt and Buhari’s enemies. he is doing nothing. corruption is wearing skirt in this country now.

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