Go after CBN, MDAs, Senate tells EFCC

ABUJA – FOLLOWING the huge amount of cash to the tune of $9,772,800 and £74,000 concealed in a fireproof safe at a residence in Kaduna, belonging to former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Andrew Yakubu, the Senate Monday asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to as a matter of urgency go after the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. The Senate has also asked the Anti- graft agency beam its eagle eyes on serving Directors, Permanent Secretaries, Procurement officials, and others wMinistries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs to get the culprits and bring them to book, just as it said that the monumental stealing of government monies by officials has been partly responsible for the current recession bedevilling the country. The upper chambers gave this order when the Acting Chairman, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu appeared before the Senator Chukwuka Utazi, PDP, Enugu North led Senate Committee on Anti- Corruption and Financial Crimes to defend the 2017 Budget. The Committee also asked the agency to furnish it with details of performance on capital expenditure for last year as well as details of all recoveries made by the agency till date, adding that Magu has one week to revert back to the Senate.


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