Activist Calls For Pro-activeness Amongst Operatives Of Anti-graft Agencies 

Operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have been charged to be proactive in their duties to ensure a secured and corrupt free nation.

The National Secretary of Human Rights Protection Congress, Kelvin Ejumudo, gave the charge while reacting to media reports on N30 billion recovered for Federal Government by EFCC.

EFCC chairman, Ola Olukoyede, recently, announced that the commission recovered N30bn investigating the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, and National Social Investment Programme Authority, NSIPA, Halima Shehu.

Ola Olukoyede further said that 50 bank accounts were under investigation following the suspension of Edu and Shehu about three months ago by President Bola Tinubu for allegations on financial misappropriation.

Reacting to the development, Kelvin Ejumudo called for full scale investigation on the matters of public interest, urging the Anti-graft Agencies to be steadfast in carrying out their statutory duties.

He said the recovery of the total sum of N30 billion by EFCC within President Bola Tinubu short stay in Aso Rock “clearly depicts the deficiencies” of public office holders.

According to him, “the Anti-graft Agency should be more professional in discharge of their duties. Measures, also, should be implemented to prevent further crimes rather than spending precious time and resources on some endless investigations.”

For corrupt political office holders, the Activist advocates for strict adherence to financial laws, constitution of the country, including making the public office holders accountable for their policies and programmes.

On utilization of recovered loots, the Delta Activist, who is also the PRO, Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, Delta State Chapter, urged the Federal Government to channel the recovered facilities to boost the economy.

He said, “the money recovered by EFCC can be reinvested, either be used in fixing our refineries or to boost Agriculture in the suburbs of the country.”

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2 months ago

Nice suggestion, I just hope the government will follow suit and achieve a better result.