By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied media reports that it collected the sum of N10 million as donation from the Kano State Governor, Mr Abdullahi Ganduje, for an anti-corruption campaign.
It was reported that an aide to the Governor, who was believed to have been the person captured in a video collecting kick-back from a contractor, said in a statement that the N10 million was donated to the commission for a forthcoming event.
But reacting, the EFCC not only described the report as “falsehood, but a deliberate attempt to malign the efforts of the commission in the fight against corruption.”
“For the records, it is a tradition that the EFCC does not receive donations from state governors/government or any individual at that.
“The EFCC, as a reputable anti-graft agency is sponsored by federal government through budgetary allocation and in some cases, foreign organisations in terms of capacity building,” statement said.
According to the EFCC, “It is true that the commission, in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Crimes, ICPC and the Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN and other stakeholders is organizing the first National Anti-Corruption Marathon.
“Mr Jacob Onu, the leader of the National Anti-Corruption Marathon had in the course of his visit to the commission a fortnight ago told the Acting Chairman and his management about the marathon which he said is being planned in tandem with the International Anti-Corruption Day which usually comes up on December 9 every year.
*He said it was aimed at raising national consciousness on the scourge and danger of corruption to the country and the need for all and sundry to join hands to eradicate it.
“It is therefore very shocking to read of a purported donation of N10 million to the commission. The story is not only unfounded but very mischievous.”
“For the avoidance of doubt, no State governor or some other individual or group has donated any amount of money to the EFCC to carry out the Anti-corruption Marathon project or any other project for that matter,” the statement stressed.
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