EFCC Hands Over Forfeited Property To Lagos For Isolation Centre
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, May 15, 2020, handed over a property forfeited by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke to the Lagos State government for use as an isolation centre for COVID-19 patients. The six flats of three-bedrooms and a boys’ quarter had been forfeited by Mrs Allison-Madueke to the Federal Government, following an order of a Federal High Court in Lagos in 2017.
Speaking during the handover ceremony on Friday, the Zonal Head of the EFCC in Lagos, Mohammed Rabo said that the gesture was part of the Commission’s social responsibility efforts towards curbing the spread of Coronavirus. “In addition to our mandate to fight economic and financial crimes, the Commission is committed and ready to render essential services that may be required of it in the fight against the pandemic. Therefore, Lagos State should not hesitate to call on the Commission anytime the need for such essential service arises,” he said. The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, appreciated the Commission for the gesture, noting that it was a welcome collaboration between the Federal and Lagos State Government.
While assuring the Commission that the property would be put to good use, the governor thanked the EFCC for paying attention to the efforts of the state government at containing COVID 19, adding that “part of the challenges we have been facing is getting isolation centres for COVID-19 patients. We will go round the facility to see what we can do to improve on it.”