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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday has come out to clarify the recent claims of allegedly receiving funds from a said state governor to carry out any project.
On Monday, Governor of Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje had reportedly donated the money to EFCC, The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) and other anti-graft agencies for the Anti-Corruption Marathon.
“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.” The commission said in a tweet this morning.
Tony Orilade, EFCC acting spokesperson, in a conversation with The Guardian in Abuja on Monday, had denied receiving any cash from anybody for hosting of the National Anti-corruption Marathon.
The claims counter Ganduje’s media aide, Aminu Yasser, who stated that the governor made the donation in Abuja when he received members of the marathon’s organising committee.
EFCC in a statement labelled the story as a “deliberate attempt to malign the efforts of the Commission in the fight against corruption.”
The anti-graft agency stated for the records that as a tradition “the EFCC does not receive donations from state governors/government or any individual at that.”