EFCC denies receiving N10m donation from Gov Ganduje
On Tuesday, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) denies receiving N10 million from The Kano State governor, Umar Ganduje.
Recently, Ganduje was said to have donated the sum of N10 million to the National Anti-corruption Marathon, which is being organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, and Athletics Federation of Nigeria to organise the programme in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
There was a statement by anti-graft agency released on its Facebook page, specifically denied receiving a 10 million Naira donation from the Kano State government.
The EFCC’s statement said, “The story is not 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 the federal government through budgetary allocation and in some cases, foreign organisations in terms of capacity building.
“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.”