The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has handed over former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke’s seized property, to the Lagos Government for use as an isolation centre for COVID-19 patients.
The property, six flats of three-bedrooms and a boys’ quarter was forfeited to the Federal Government, following an order of a Federal High Court in Lagos in 2017.
The Zonal Head of the EFCC in Lagos, Mohammed Rabo who spoke during the handing over ceremony said the gesture is part of the agency’s support in the fight against Covid-19.
“This gesture is part of the Commission’s efforts in discharging its own social responsibility towards the fight against the spread of coronavirus”.
“The Commission is always committed and ready, alongside its mandate in fighting economic and financial crimes, to also render any essential service that may be required of it in the fight against the pandemic.
“Therefore, the state should not hesitate to call on the commission anytime the need for such an essential service arises”, Mr. Labo said.
The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who commended the commission for the gesture, said it is a welcome collaboration between the Federal Government and the state government.
“The handing over is part of the national reach-out to curtail the pandemic.
“It is reassuring that you have been paying attention to what we have been doing, and part of the challenges we have been facing is getting isolation centres for the COVID-19 patients.
“We will go round the facility to see what we can do to improve on it”.
The Governor gave assurance that the property would be put to good use.