The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has debunked claims that Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano State, made a donation of N10 million to it, and other agencies organising the National anti-corruption marathon.
The National Anti corruption marathon is being organised by the EFCC in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, and Athletic Federation of Nigeria, AFN, in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the report, Ganduje announced the donation when he received members of the main organising committee in Abuja
In his words:
“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.”
However, the EFCC has come forward to dismiss the claims – stating categorically that, it has accept no donations from any politician or group.
#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) November 27, 2018