Kwara Govt seeks EFCC support to fight corruption in the state
The Kwara State Government has invited the nation’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to help the state to recover funds and assets said to have been looted by some corrupt individuals.
Ayinla Jawondo, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice said this at the Ilorin Zonal Office of the EFCC while on a visit to the agency.
“We appeal to the commission to assist the state government in recovering its stolen funds and properties from those who have looted the resources of the state,” Jawondo said.
“The Kwara State Ministry of Justice is on the ground to give you maximum support. We have seen the number of convictions and recoveries made in this office; we are here to identify with you.”
Dele Oyewale, spokesman of the EFCC in a statement quoted the Kwara commissioner to have described the EFCC as a delicate institution and explained that the ministry would not hesitate to give its support to the commission where necessary.
In his response, Kazeem Oseni the Zonal Head of the agency expressed appreciation to the delegation and promised that the EFCC would be willing to render any lawful assistance to the state government.
Kwara State have been battling with some past public officials of the state on cases of alleged looting of the Treasury and some assets belonging to the state government.
A number of recoveries have been made while some cases are already in court for prosecution.