EFCC denies receiving donation of ₦10m from Ganduje
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has denied receiving any form of donations from any state governor, Ganduje inclusive.
Earlier reports had credited the administration of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano State, has donatedwith ₦10 million donation to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and other agencies organising the National anti-corruption marathon.
The EFCC in a tweet responded that it is yet to receive any form of donation from any governor or an individual towards the said marathon.
#Alert 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.
— EFCC Nigeria (@officialEFCC) 27 November 2018
The EFCC is collaborating with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, and Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN, to organise the programme in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ganduje announced the donation when he received members of the main organising committee in Abuja.
He promised that the Kano State Public Complaints and anti corruption Commission would collaborate with the organisers as an official partner to ensure the success of the event.
Ganduje said: “Before now, people find it difficult to access the services of the agency but we established offices across the 44 local government areas so that the services can be available to the common man.
“We also facilitated the recruitment of additional personnel and subjected them to training by professional agencies like EFCC and ICPC so that they can deliver.
“We also ensured cooperation with these agencies and that attracted international organizations to support us in reinforcing our anti-corruption system.”