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Looted funds; Kwara Government receives N148m from EFCC

Another tranche of looted funds has been handed over to the Kwara State Government by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission.

This was contained in a press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Saad Hamdalat.

Read the press statement below.

Kwara State Government has received a bank draft for another N148,049,580:81 looted funds which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently recovered from some officials of the past administration.

The money was received on Thursday on behalf of the state government by Commissioner for Finance and Planning Olasumbo Florence Oyeyemi, according to a statement from the ministry’s spokesperson Saad Hamdalat.

She commended the EFCC for its patriotic efforts to stamp out corruption and abuse of public office, saying the money would be duly appropriated and deployed to serve the public that it is meant for.

The Ilorin Zonal Head of the EFCC Mr Oseni Kazeem had during a recent courtesy visit to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq announced the recovery of new loots for the government.

AbdulRazaq in turn commended the anti-graft agency which he observed has continued to recover funds stolen from public treasury, saying the funds would be judiciously used including for social investment programmes of the administration.

The anti-graft agency had earlier made similar recoveries of public funds.

Saad Hamdalat
Press Secretary
Ministry of Finance and Planning
September 4th, 2020.

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